Scientists find brain signal associated with depression and anxiety

Zooming in on the secrets of the brain.

In the fight against depression, researchers turn to mind-reading (that works)

How’s your pound of gray matter feeling today?

AI spots depression by looking at your patterns of speech

Computer: “What is my purpose?”
MIT: “You spot depression!”
Computer: :(

About 1 in 4 US teen girls hurt themselves, a new report finds

America has a hidden problem on its hands.

Women who wake up early are at lower risk of depression

Researchers advise people to sleep in early in order to lessen the risk for depression.

More than 200 common prescription drugs might cause depression

One-third of American adults take at least one drug with depression as a side effect.

Major depression in men makes couples less likely to conceive

Depression can make both men and women infertile.

More than a third of graduate students are depressed

Graduate students are six times likelier to be depressed than the general population.

Scientists discover how ketamine is so good against depression

The team believed that ketamine affected a small part of the brain, called the lateral habenula, also known as the “anti–reward center.”

Sleep deprivation and irregular sleep patterns are linked to anxiety and depression

Researchers discovered a consistent link between sleep irregularity and repetitive negative thinking.

Starting school before 8:30 AM increases depression risk, researchers find


Feeling bad about feeling bad makes you feel even worse

Turn that frown upside down? No, just accept that sometimes it’s OK to feel bad.

Ketamine has encouraging effects for depression but long-term consequences are still unclear

Ketamine is remarkable against depression but questions remain about the long-term risks.

A man’s sweet tooth can increase the risk of anxiety and depression

Bad news, everyone.

Stress as a child may leave you unable to cope with stress and depression later on

Stress — it’s never good for you. But sometimes, it’s worse.

Study shows the martial art of Tai Chi is effective against depression

Fighting depression with a martial art.

Feeling down? Walk it off! No really, walking is all you have to do

Who said you can’t run from your problems?

Depressed? It might be because your neurons got their branches tangled up

Keep it tidy, neurons.

Heavy video gaming in teens could point to depression, if it’s always playing alone

Sometimes a game is just a game. Sometimes it’s a way to cope.

Self-treating depression and anxiety with pot might work for a while, but it’s probably bad in the long-term

It’s not a waterproof study, but it’s a good starting point for further research.