Savoring a beautiful sunset and the positive emotions associated with it can contribute to improved well-being, according to research.
Why do we binge-watch TV, and is it harmless? A study found that the more lonely and depressed you are, the more likely you are to binge-watch.
During the darker days of winter, more people report feeling depressed and tired. It might be seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Depressive thoughts are maintained for longer periods of time for people with depression, and may even reduce memory.
Depression clearly runs in the family, but that doesn't mean it always has to be passed on to the next generation.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) has been used as an anesthetic for 150 years. Now, researchers are evaluating it as a treatment for depression.
More gratitude may be precisely what our society needs to teens who are ready to make a difference in the world.
A commonly antidepressant, Zoloft, may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways.
Research refutes the idea that the traditional, strict Chinese Tiger Mom upbringing, is always best.
Depression may be able to be detected from your smartphone sensor data. Here's how.
Some antidepressants known as SSRIs taken during early pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of birth defects, says a new medical study.
They're three of the hardest words to say, and learning how to say them are necessary for surviving mental illness - and life itself.
People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking has gotten fuzzy. Now, researchers have shown in a very large study that effect is real.
Can chilling out to some soothing music and nature sounds actually make someone less stressed and depressed during pregnancy?
The Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a simple 10-question multiple-choice postpartum depression screening tool.
If you suffer from depression during pregnancy, there's a chance that yoga might be able to help boost your mood.
Winter depression accounts for about 10% of cases of major depression. Can a little bright light soothe seasonal affective disorder?
The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been created - the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression.
Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors, such as...
Do you think that you be clinically depressed? Here's a simple depression screening questionnaire some mental health professionals use to screen patients.
Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of postpartum depression for mothers, but a researcher says expanding awareness of several other mental health conditions is important... Read more...
There's good news on the horizon for anyone suffering from major depression - a unique new treatment: low-field magnetic stimulation.
Within 40 minutes after a single infusion of a medication, treatment-resistant depressed bipolar disorder patients experienced a reversal of a key symptom.
Depression is a common but serious illness, and it's completely 'real.'