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  • Facebook Posts May Hint at Depression

  • Do Dimmer Days in Pregnancy Raise Postpartum Depression Risk?

  • 1 in 6 Americans Over 40 Has Been Knocked Unconscious: Study

  • 1 in 3 College Freshmen Faces Mental Health Woes

  • 'On-Again, Off-Again' Relationships May Be More Trouble Than They're Worth

  • Depression Strikes Nearly 1 in 5 Young Adults With Autism: Study

  • Soldiers' Suicide Attempts Often Come Without Prior Mental Health Diagnosis

  • More Evidence Ties Stress to Heart Trouble

  • Is a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?

  • When Head Injuries Make Life Too Hard, Suicide Risk May Rise

  • From Pigs to Peacocks, What's Up With Those 'Emotional-Support Animals'?

  • Global Aid Programs Shortchange Teen Health Needs: Study

  • New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too

  • Exercise Really Can Chase Away the Blues … to a Point

  • Parents' Religious Beliefs May Affect Kids' Suicide Risk: Study

  • Health Tip: Help a New Mom With Postpartum Depression

  • Could a Blood Test Help Spot Severe Depression?

  • Supportive Managers Key When a Worker Is Depressed

  • Treating Depression May Prevent Repeat Heart Attack

  • Green Spaces a Mental Balm for City Dwellers

  • Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?

  • Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

  • Neurological Fallout From Ebola Infection Worse Than Thought

  • Fit at Midlife May Mean Healthier Brain, Stronger Heart Later

  • Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child's Motor Skills?

  • Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions

  • Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

  • Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

  • Depression, Money Woes Higher in Heart Patients With Job Loss

  • Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

  • Never Ignore Depression

  • Snubbed on Social Media? Your Depression Risk May Rise

  • Study Finds Abortion Doesn't Lead to Depression

  • Study Affirms What Many Know: Antidepressants May Lead to Weight Gain

  • A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk

  • Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed

  • Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

  • Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever

  • Depression May Dampen Memory

  • Exercise Your Blues Away

  • Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

  • Transgender Kids Face High Risk of Mental Health Woes

  • A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

  • Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

  • 'Let It Go' May Be Good Advice for Health

  • Here's Another Reason to Not Marry Your Cousin

  • When 'Nest Egg' Vanishes, Death Risk Rises

  • Abandoning Your Workouts May Bring on the Blues

  • Stroke's Impact May Go Far Beyond the Physical, Study Finds

  • Depression Could Be a Risk Factor for A-Fib: Study

  • CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens

  • Nightmares Common Among U.S. Troops, But Seldom Reported

  • Too Much Facebook, Instagram Could Be Tough on Girls

  • 1 in 20 Younger Women Suffers Major Depression

  • Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood

  • Tackling Menopausal Sleep Problems From Other Angles

  • Heart-Healthy 'DASH' Diet May Also Help Lower Depression Risk

  • Hormonal Birth Control Won't Raise Depression Risk: Study

  • Antidepressants Do Work, Some Better Than Others: Study

  • No Proof At-Home 'Cranial Stimulation' Eases Depression

  • Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

  • Valentine's Day Coping Tips When Loved One Is Gone

  • Pain of Acne More Than Skin Deep

  • Women Fare Worse Than Men After a Stroke

  • Many With Depression Delay, Avoid Treatment

  • Did Robin Williams' Suicide Spur 'Copycat' Acts?

  • Do Over-the-Counter Painkillers Alter Emotions, Reasoning?

  • VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report

  • Talk Therapy May Be Worth It for Teen Depression

  • Severe Bullying Tied to Mental Health Woes in Teens

  • Hormone Therapy May Ease Depression Linked to Menopause

  • Apple Investors Press for Parental Controls on iPhones

  • Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

  • Health Tip: Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls

  • If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too

  • Help for Seasonal Depression

  • Psychedelic Amazonian Drug Might Ease Symptoms of Depression, Alcoholism

  • Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls?

  • FDA OKs First 'Digital Pill' That Lets Doctors Know It's Been Taken

  • Surgical Residents Prime Candidates for Stress, Depression, Alcohol Abuse

  • Summer Baby, Higher Odds for Postpartum Depression?
    Season of delivery and other factors may influence the risk, study finds

  • More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives
    And women have been hit even harder than men over past decades, study finds

  • Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls
    Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found

  • 1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted
    Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds

  • Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?
    Psychedelic drug shows some promise for hard-to-treat cases in study

  • Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
    Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms

  • Talk Therapy May Help Menopause Woes
    Sleep problems, depression eased in small study

  • Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health
    Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

  • Older People May Be More Prone to Reveal Suicidal Thoughts
    1 in 4 admitted intent beforehand, opening an opportunity for prevention, researchers say

  • Moving Just 1 Hour a Week May Curb Depression Risk
    Intensity of exercise didn't matter, and benefit leveled off after 2 hours of activity, study finds

  • Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers
    Poll found many thought 'personal failings' were part of the cause of some conditions

  • Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice As Long
    Underlying conditions could prolong recovery, researcher says

  • Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur With Future Pregnancies
    Mood disorder seen in 1 in 200 new moms with no psychiatric history

  • Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments
    Doctors should consider patient's mental well-being, researcher says

  • Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
    Mental health screening at start of and during cancer treatment is vital, study author says

  • Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression
    But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits

  • Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes
    But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer

  • Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
    Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says

  • ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen
    Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say

  • No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors
    Patients need long-term care to manage pain, vision problems, as well as thinking and mobility issues

  • Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?
    New research says yes, and better-quality ZZZZs may help ease other mental health concerns

  • Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Tied to Kids' Psychiatric Woes
    But study authors say findings need to be interpreted with caution

  • Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair
    Study found those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma were 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves

  • 1 in 5 Moms Mum About Post-Pregnancy Blues
    Strong support networks increase chances a woman will reveal her symptoms, study says

  • Suicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy: Study
    Notion this is the happiest time of life may be unrealistic

  • Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults
    Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

  • Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?
    Study findings underscore need for early treatment, researcher says

  • U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
    Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

  • Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression
    More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds

  • Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health
    Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

  • Yoga May Help Ease Depression
    It's not a cure-all but has great potential, leader of an American Psychological Association panel says

  • Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself
    Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

  • Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide
    The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

  • Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression
    Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

  • Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk
    Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism
    But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

  • Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study
    Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

  • No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study
    Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

  • Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression
    Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

  • Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness
    Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

  • Concussion in High School Doesn't Boost Depression Risk: Study
    And another study found no long-term decline in quality of life after these head injuries

  • Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers
    Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

  • Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

  • Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts
    Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest

  • Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study
    Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

  • Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers
    Other occupations have lower rates, study says

  • Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids
    Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers

  • Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness
    More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

  • Depression Can Slow Hospital Patients' Recovery: Study
    Screening for the mood disorder is important for successful healing, psychiatrist says

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study
    It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

  • Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety
    Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

  • What You Need to Know About Antidepressants
    They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

  • Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear
    Three new therapy programs provide much-needed psychological support, researchers report

  • Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?
    For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

  • Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care
    Monitoring by doctors, family and friends is crucial, researchers and experts say

  • Transgender People Report More Health Problems
    Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

  • Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People
    But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

  • Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference
    Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

  • Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
    Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

  • Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood
    Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study finds

  • Could Tai Chi Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors?
    Study found it as effective as talk therapy for improving sleep and depression

  • Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School
    Victims may develop depression, fueling risky behaviors, study suggests

  • After Suicide Attempt, a Phone Call Could Save a Life
    Simple follow-up can prevent a future try, study shows

  • Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?
    More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

  • Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S.
    For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety

  • Depression's Gender Gap Shows Up in Pre-Teen Years
    Still unclear why more women than men affected by the disorder, researcher says

  • Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study
    Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem

  • Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids
    After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

  • Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings
    Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

  • Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone
    And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

  • Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    But more recent symptoms may be part of the disease

  • These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being
    People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds

  • For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll
    Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

  • The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use
    For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

  • Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age
    Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

  • Climate Change May Cloud Americans' Mental Health: Report
    Projected weather-related disasters will fuel anxiety, depression, psychologists' group warns

  • Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause
    Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

  • Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse
    Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

  • Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk
    However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

  • Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia
    A screen is still in development stages but could be important, especially for adolescents, experts say

  • Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?
    Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

  • Sinus Trouble Can Lead to Depression, Lost Work
    For people with chronic nasal problems, mood is key reason for calling in sick, study finds

  • Hold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough Depression
    Study finds weekly sessions, plus deep breathing, helped ease cases when medications failed

  • Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis
    Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests

  • Can Depression Up Odds for Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis?
    Mood disorder may increase inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

  • Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk
    Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

  • After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues
    Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds

  • Bleeding Strokes Take Heavy Toll on Brain
    Study found increased risk of dementia, depression in five years following brain attack

  • Dealing With Diabetes Distress
    The blood sugar disease often comes with enormous mental and emotional strains, specialists say

  • Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too
    Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

  • Screen Time and Teen Time
    Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

  • Some Partners Need Extra Loving This Valentine's Day
    If your loved one is depressed or stressed, offer some 'invisible support,' researcher suggests

  • Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later
    Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

  • For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run
    Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

  • Parents of Kids With Heart Defects Face PTSD Risk: Study
    They're also more likely to suffer depression, anxiety -- and new moms particularly vulnerable

  • Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients
    Sometimes it's the kidney doctors who nix antidepressants, study finds

  • Mental Health May Affect Chances Against Cancer
    Early research suggests anxiety, depression might raise risk of dying from certain malignancies

  • Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression: Study
    It found chances increased even more if woman had suffered an earlier bout of depression

  • Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too
    Certain men at greater risk, doctors say

  • Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?
    Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

  • Sometimes the Holidays Aren't Always Jolly
    Take steps to prevent depression, and learn to spot signs that you may need help

  • More Than 1 in 10 Pilots Suffer From Depression, Survey Finds
    Report highlights need for accurate screening

  • Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds
    Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

  • Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden
    People with hyperhidrosis seem to have higher rates of anxiety and depression, study finds

  • For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide?
    Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

  • Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker
    Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, study finds

  • 2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy
    Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

  • Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness
    Pop star's own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes

  • 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair
    Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

  • Scans Show Changes in Some Soldiers With Mild Brain Injuries
    Depressed patients had disrupted connections between areas of thinking, emotional control

  • Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study
    Playboy attitudes and power over women linked to higher risk of mental health woes

  • Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being
    When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

  • Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study
    Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

  • Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart
    Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

  • Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls
    Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

  • Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms
    Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

  • Sunday's Time Change a Mixed Bag
    Some welcomed extra hour of sleep, but others will struggle with depression during winter months

  • Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later
    Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

  • Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?
    Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

  • High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer
    Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

  • U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs
    1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

  • Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?
    Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

  • Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study
    Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

  • Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety
    Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

  • Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens
    Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

  • Hot Flashes, Mood Woes?
    Study found women who believed they had frequent episodes at night more likely to be mildly depressed

  • Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health
    Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

  • 'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk
    Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

  • High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget
    Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

  • Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
    Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

  • Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
    Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

  • 2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education
    Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

  • Facebook Bullying Can Cause Depression
    Social media attacks have 'real emotional consequences,' researchers say

  • Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year
    Rates at historically high levels -- up 27 percent since 2000, U.S. government study shows

  • Antidepressant Might Prevent Depression Following Brain Injury
    Small study suggests the approach could work, but experts say larger trials are needed

  • New Approach Helps Ease Teens' Stubborn Concussion Symptoms
    Kids with lingering effects may need talk therapy, too, study suggests

  • Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression
    Risk was 8 times higher for those who suffered a brain attack than for those who didn't, study found

  • Many Depressed Adults Not Getting Treatment: Study
    Reasons range from dismissal of symptoms to shame or stigma

  • Depression Common After Time Spent in ICU
    About one-third of ICU patients suffer psychologically, researchers find

  • Study Finds Links Between Chronic Pain, Depression in Couples
    Findings could lead to better diagnostic tests and treatments, researchers say

  • Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed
    'We're doing a terrible job of it,' researcher says

  • Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations
    People whose parents, grandparents had the illness were 3 times as likely to get it themselves, study found

  • Scientists Spot 15 Regions of Human DNA Linked to Depression
    Many are located near genes involved in brain development

  • Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness
    Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

  • Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
    Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

  • Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?
    Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

  • Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study
    Depression in these cases may be caused by biological changes from the disease itself, researcher says

  • Depression Strikes Nearly 3 Million U.S. Teens a Year
    Effects can be devastating during adolescence, researchers say

  • Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates
    Farmers, fishermen and foresters have more than 5 times the average odds, CDC says

  • Hovering Parents May Harm Kids
    Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
    At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

  • Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help
    Study finds cognitive behavioral therapy skills could offer boost to unemployed

  • Depression Plagues Many With COPD
    Studies found 1 in 4 patients affected, and readmission to hospital for respiratory illness more likely

  • 1 in 13 Young Adults in U.S. Considered Suicide in Past Year
    Federal data from 2013-2014 also finds significant differences between states

  • Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?
    Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem
    Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

  • Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens
    They were seen as mostly ineffective and sometimes risky in these age groups

  • Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows
    Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

  • Health Tip: Get Enough Sleep
    You may feel less depressed

  • Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors
    Six-week class reduced fear of recurrence, fatigue and anxiety, researchers report

  • Scans Spot Brain Region That Misfires in Depressed People
    Contrary to previous thinking, the habenula is less active during unpleasant experiences

  • Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More
    Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

  • Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees
    As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

  • Health Tip: Boost Your Mood
    Suggestions for a brighter day

  • Scientists Test 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical for Tough-to-Treat Depression
    Study of only 12 people suggests it may help some, but more and better research is needed

  • Could Inducing Brief, Mild 'Fever' Help Ease Depression?
    Small study suggests heating the body might alter brain's serotinin levels, but more research is needed

  • Depression Strikes, Stays With Many Caregivers of Critically Ill
    One year later, 43 percent were clinically depressed or had depressive symptoms, study found

  • Can the Anesthetic Ketamine Ease Suicidal Thoughts?
    A small study found that the drug worked quickly in people with major depression

  • Depressive Episode May Not Always Follow Mania in Bipolar Disorder
    New study finds anxiety could be a third emotional state highly connected to the condition

  • Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia
    Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

  • 'You've Got Cancer' Can Take Devastating Mental Toll
    Study finds higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse just before and after a diagnosis

  • Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression
    Review of 9 studies suggests it helps patients better cope with troubling thoughts and emotions

  • Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects
    Data from 8 randomized clinical trials suggests a benefit, but consult with your doctor first, experts say

  • Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants
    Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

  • Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help
    Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

  • Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds
    And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

  • Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors
    As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

  • Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA
    Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

  • ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study
    Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Depression
    Study found a 23 percent increased risk compared to men who received other treatments, but overall risk relatively low

  • Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: Study
    Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report

  • Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
    5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • Genes May Link Risks for Pot Use, Depression
    Researchers say they found gene variants that boost the risk for marijuana dependence

  • How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem
    1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

  • Pets Help Homeless Youth, Study Finds
    They're less likely to engage in harmful behaviors, but many shelters won't accept animals

  • 'Love Hormone' Levels in Pregnancy May Point to Risk for Postpartum Depression
    Goal is to identify and treat this mental health issue early

  • Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression?
    Study did not prove cause-and-effect, and researchers say more investigation is needed

  • Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients
    Heart attack, early death more common in depressed patients, study suggests

  • Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes
    But study looked at a specific, high-risk group, so findings may not apply to all, researchers say

  • Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size
    They're unlikely to have more than two kids, researchers say

  • Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study Finds
    Research suggests rodent infestations are 'underappreciated' stressor

  • Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: Study
    Researchers link these mental health problems to lower rates of pregnancy and live births

  • Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea
    What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

  • Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart
    Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patients

  • MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression
    About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

  • Physically Fit May Bounce Back Better After Heart Attack
    Survivors who had exercised regularly beforehand were less prone to depression afterwards, study finds

  • Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise
    Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

  • Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating
    If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

  • Risk of Preemie Birth May Rise for Depressed Parents-to-Be
    Treating expectant mothers -- and fathers -- might help prevent early birth, study suggests

  • Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks
    Long-term Canadian study followed participants until age 36

  • Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds
    But symptoms may worsen for 1 in 4 with low levels of the stress disorder, research suggests

  • How to Keep Your New Year's Exercise Mojo All Year Long
    Set realistic goals, be consistent and understand you're in it for the long haul, expert says

  • Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health
    Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

  • Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment
    Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report
    VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop

  • Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says
    Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

  • Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke
    Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

  • When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger
    Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

  • Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds
    Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

  • Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care
    Some receive initial treatment after diagnosis, but longer-term therapy often lacking, study finds

  • Study Finds No Proof of 'Seasonal' Depression
    Rates of mood disorder don't vary by time of year or sunlight exposure, researchers say

  • Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study
    Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

  • Did Studies Lack Key Data on Link Between Antidepressants, Youth Suicides?
    New analysis finds much greater risk of aggression, self-harm

  • Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: Panel
    As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

  • Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders
    But mood conditions don't seem to hinder post-op weight loss, study says

  • Exercise May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Depressed People: Study
    Regular activity linked to reduced inflammation and less blood vessel stiffening

  • Gender Wage Gap Linked to Depression and Anxiety: Study
    Disorders were more than twice as likely in women lacking equal pay

  • Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later in Life?
    Research suggests longer estrogen exposure might have protective effect

  • Health Tip: Stave Off the Holiday Blues
    Talk about your feelings

  • Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study
    Patients, doctors should discuss possible risk factors, experts say

  • Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues
    Grief and depression can worsen at this time of year, but that doesn't have to stop seasonal celebration

  • Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival
    Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

  • Talk Therapy, Antidepressants Offer Similar Results for Major Depression
    Study finds both treatments can help

  • Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars
    Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

  • New Type of Antidepressant Shows Promise in Early Trial
    More study is needed, but the compound may fight the condition in a different way, experts say

  • More Than a Quarter of New Doctors May Be Depressed
    Grueling medical training may help explain finding, study says

  • Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says
    American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

  • Could Your 'Holiday Blues' Be Seasonal Affective Disorder?
    This form of depression runs in families, expert says

  • Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk
    Vulnerability is higher among those with a low education and income, researchers report

  • Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests
    But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

  • Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too
    Treatment for seasonal affective disorder could have broader application, study finds

  • Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Some With Chronic Depression: Study
    Insulin resistance may underlie the mental illness, researcher says

  • Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart Woes
    Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

  • Computer-Based Psychotherapy Not as Effective as Standard Care
    Study found people often didn't complete device-driven programs

  • Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later
    Rate of suicide for people who'd suffered such an early loss was double that of those who hadn't, study found

  • Heart Transplant Mental Toll May Be Greater for Women
    Men less depressed, anxious 100 days after procedure, study finds

  • Frequent Self-Weighing by Young Women Linked to Depression
    Study also finds more trips to the scale lead to greater body dissatisfaction, lower self-esteem

  • The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
    Research underscores link between physical activity and mental health

  • Talk Therapy May Beat Light Treatment for SAD: Study
    Seasonal affective disorder is form of depression tied to winter's shorter days

  • Omega 3 Supplements Don't Help With Depression: Review
    U.K. scientists find little evidence they ease symptoms

  • Better Sex Life May Be a Weight-Loss Surgery Bonus
    Effects were long-lasting, and both men and women benefited, researchers say

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
    Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

  • Stereotypes Can Hurt a Patient's Care
    People who fear being judged might avoid preventive services, study says

  • Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery
    Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope

  • Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression
    Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

  • Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds
    For spouses already depressed when their loved one was diagnosed, their stress only grew

  • Psoriasis, Depression Often Go Hand in Hand: Study
    But research doesn't prove one causes the other

  • 'Placebo Effect' Might Help Predict Response to Depression Treatment
    Those who improved with fake drug benefited from antidepressants, study found

  • Bullied Teens Who Exercise May Lower Suicide Risk, Study Finds
    But researcher adds that many U.S. schools have cut opportunities for physical activity

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Depression
    Study suggests popular apnea treatment could help ease symptoms of mood disorder

  • Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse
    But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

  • Could Eating Fish Help Ward Off Depression?
    Consuming more meals from the sea linked to lower risk, study suggests, but cause-and-effect not proven

  • Money Doesn't Buy 'Tweeners' Self-Esteem
    Study finds purchases of 'cool' things, nice clothing may actually increase bad feelings

  • Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens' Mental Health
    Adolescents could be more vulnerable than adults, expert says

  • Forgiveness May Boost Older Women's Moods
    But when apology is unrequited, older men are at greater risk of depression

  • Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get
    Survey of U.S. adults finds concerns about accessibility, expense

  • 'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm
    But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

  • Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression
    Embarrassment, discomfort and concerns about drug side effects may play a role, experts say

  • Good Moods Infectious Among Teens
    Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

  • Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development
    Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study
    Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

  • Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say
    New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

  • Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?
    Study found postmenopausal women who ate more processed foods faced higher risk of mood disorder

  • For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed
    Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

  • Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study
    But findings are at odds with previous research

  • Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids
    1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

  • Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study
    Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Heart From Stress and Depression
    Choose a healthier way to cope

  • Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium
    Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study

  • Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression
    Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

  • PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds
    It's never too late to seek help, experts say

  • Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age
    Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

  • Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women
    Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

  • Daily Smartphone Use Might Offer Clues to Depression
    Small study contends that people who use the devices more often are likelier to have the disorder

  • Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes
    Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

  • Rexulti Approved for Schizophrenia, Depression
    But shouldn't be prescribed to some older people

  • U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression
    Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants

  • Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects
    But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

  • Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers
    People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
    Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

  • Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain
    Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

  • Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests
    Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

  • 1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media
    Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

  • Many U.S. Men With Depression, Anxiety Don't Get Treated, CDC Finds
    Young minority males less likely than whites to access mental health care

  • Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds
    Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

  • Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
    Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

  • Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says
    Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

  • Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood
    A depressed caregiver raises odds of depression in ill loved one, too, study shows

  • Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness
    Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer is spearheading new awareness campaign

  • Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity
    Both should be treated at the same time, researchers say

  • Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
    Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

  • Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse
    Study suggests improved coping for those whose loved ones had end-of-life care

  • Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients
    Researcher recommends counseling as first step

  • Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study
    Aggressive outbursts can unleash harm to others or to soldiers themselves, researchers say

  • Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease
    Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent

  • Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
    But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds
    Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

  • Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.
    But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

  • Short-Term Debt Can Depress More Than Your Finances
    Overdue bills and credit cards may lead to depressive symptoms, study finds

  • Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
    Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

  • Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study
    Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression
    Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

  • Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect
    Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

  • Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients With Heart Failure
    Treating mental health condition might improve cardiovascular health, expert says

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy as Good as Meds for Depression, Study Says
    Results suggest possible alternative to long-term drug use

  • More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
    EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

  • Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
    Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

  • Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue Are the Stuff of Nightmares
    Study found all three factors appear to be linked to a raised risk of bad dreams

  • Family Stress May Figure in Soldiers' Suicide Risk
    Findings suggest need to support those at home, expert says

  • Black Women Less Likely to Struggle With Depression Than Whites: Survey
    Where women live also appears to affect mental health disorder rates

  • Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain
    Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

  • Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women
    Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

  • Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults
    But researchers don't know if unemployment contributes to depression or depression contributes to unemployment

  • Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too
    Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

  • Workplace Suicides on the Rise, Study Finds
    Police officers, firefighters at high risk, and rates are 15 times greater for men than women

  • Could Loneliness Shorten a Life?
    Study says feeling this way raised risk of early death by 26 percent

  • Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study
    Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

  • Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor
    Study found link between mental disorder, unhealthy nutritional choices in this high-risk population

  • Stress, Depression a 'Perfect Storm' of Trouble for Heart Patients
    Study finds significant risk of heart attack or death in the short term

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
    Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

  • Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds
    People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

  • Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too
    Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

  • Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds
    But doctors may be more likely to focus on self-harm, suicide

  • Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression
    The longer the use, the bigger the risk the user would become depressed, study found

  • How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance
    Expert offers tips to those who don't have a partner or spouse

  • Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study
    Researchers find people with psychiatric conditions live an average of 10 fewer years

  • Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study
    But half of those surveyed said they'd want to help their co-worker

  • Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
    Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness
    Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

  • Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests
    Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

  • Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults
    As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

  • Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say
    Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

  • Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

  • Health Tip: Is It Grief or Depression?
    How to determine the difference

  • Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study
    Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

  • 'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Expert explains this type of depression, including symptoms to watch for

  • Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids
    Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study
    Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

  • Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles With Depression, Study Finds
    But, just a third of severely depressed people have sought help

  • Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
    Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

  • Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men
    Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013
    Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

  • Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind
    But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

  • Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors
    Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

  • After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
    Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

  • Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future
    But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder

  • Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression
    Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

  • Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women
    Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

  • Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows
    Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

  • Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood
    Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

  • Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds
    Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

  • More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression
    But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

  • Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression
    Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

  • Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression
    U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

  • Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say
    Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

  • Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds
    Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression
    About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

  • Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery
    Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

  • Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay
    Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

  • Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'
    Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

  • One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says
    Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

  • Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study
    It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

  • The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids
    Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

  • Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects
    Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

  • Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks
    Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

  • Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study
    But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

  • Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks
    Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

  • Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression
    But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

  • Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals
    Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

  • Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says
    He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

  • Study Hints at Link Between Poor Sleep, Suicide Risk
    But the research involving older adults doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs
    Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

  • Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse
    Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

  • Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls
    Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

  • Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better
    Study found mental health sessions allowed patients to manage blood sugar levels more effectively

  • Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too
    Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

  • Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia
    Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

  • Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study
    Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

  • Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds
    But two-thirds who need care still don't seek it, researchers say

  • Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer
    Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

  • Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion
    Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

  • Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

  • Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk
    Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

  • After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care
    If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

  • Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk
    British study found people with this form of autism often think of suicide, especially if depressed

  • Job Loss Tougher for Americans Than Europeans
    U.S. workers were more likely to develop depression than their Euro counterparts, study found

  • As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study
    Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
    But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

  • Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study
    And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

  • Diabetes Distress Is Distinct From Depression, Researchers Say
    New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease

  • More U.S. Service Members in Treatment for Mental Health Disorders
    Sept. 11, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, along with increased military outreach, linked to the rise

  • Recession Linked to More Than 10,000 Suicides in North America, Europe
    But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns, researchers say

  • Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues
    Risk of PTSD was greatest threat after a traumatic loss, researchers report

  • Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal, Study Suggests
    There's not much difference in the amount gained between the various drugs, researchers say

  • Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women
    Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

  • When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More
    Study points to a link, highlighting the importance of educators' mental health

  • Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans
    Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

  • Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study
    Research shows a spike in such deaths during the housing crisis of the 'Great Recession'

  • Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk
    However, physicians should look for depression in their patients, governmental task force notes

  • Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids
    Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

  • Another Downside to Obesity for Teens: Fewer Friends
    Study found rejection by normal-weight peers was common

  • Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study
    Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

  • Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
    CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

  • Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study
    New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

  • Depression Tied to Crohn's Disease Flare-Ups
    Doctors should be aware of body-mind connection with the inflammatory bowel condition, study author says

  • When Older Adults Consider Suicide, Depression May Not Be Main Reason
    Study suggests health, money, family problems more likely to trigger troubling thoughts

  • Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression: Study
    Researchers monitored area of the brain tied to rewards, pleasure

  • Higher Doses of Antidepressants Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Young Patients: Study
    They were twice as likely to try to hurt themselves if they were prescribed more than recommended dose

  • Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression
    Social connections lessen loneliness, especially for older adults living alone, researcher says

  • Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
    But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

  • Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
    But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

  • Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
    But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

  • Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study
    The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt

  • ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds
    One-third of patients exhibit physical symptoms, not the usual mood behaviors

  • Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure
    Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

  • More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report
    Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

  • Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
    Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

  • Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients
    Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

  • Scientists Spot Another Group of Genes That May Raise Depression Risk
    But it's not clear if there's a direct connection, and other genes also likely play a role, experts say

  • Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study
    Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

  • ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge
    Study finds diagnoses for depression, anxiety increase within 3 months of ICU stay

  • Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?
    Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

  • Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer
    Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

  • Energy Drinks Popular With Troubled Teens, Study Says
    Kids who are depressed or use alcohol or marijuana often consume the beverages, researchers report

  • More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk
    But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

  • For Young Couples, Violence Can Harm Both Sides
    Experience raised depression risk as victim and aggressor moved into young adulthood, researchers report

  • Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study
    Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

  • Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study
    However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

  • Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies
    Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

  • Too Often, Doctors Miss Suicide's Warning Signs: Study
    Many victims saw a physician just prior to the suicide, but less than half got mental health diagnosis

  • Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment
    Shame, embarrassment add to 'toxic' effect of stigma, study authors say

  • Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease
    Exercise will help brighten your day

  • Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say
    HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

  • Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?
    Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say

  • Stroke's Aftermath May Be Tougher on Women
    Immobility, pain and depression less likely for male survivors, research suggests

  • Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids
    Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

  • Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart
    Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

  • Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds
    Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

  • Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study
    But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

  • Risk of Depression May Rise With Too Much or Too Little Sleep
    Getting appropriate amount of shuteye is an investment in mental health, researchers report

  • Childhood Events Tied to Slow Recovery From Depression Later
    People who were abused as kids or had parents with addiction might take longer to regain mental health

  • Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study
    Youngest kids, those exposed to suicide most likely to develop illnesses such as schizophrenia, researchers found

  • Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests
    Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

  • Primary Care Providers May Balk at Giving Teens Antidepressants
    Many aren't comfortable writing the prescription and most would refer patient to a psychiatrist, study finds

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies
    But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds

  • Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death
    Researchers find second head injury, suicide and assault are the main causes

  • Teen Boys Who Think They're Skinny May Be at Higher Risk for Depression
    Studies found they were more likely to be depressed and bullied, even if their weight was average

  • Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study
    Children had roughly the same risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, regardless of drug they were taking

  • Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety
    But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add

  • Therapy That Confronts Trauma of Sexual Abuse Helped Teen Girls With PTSD
    It worked better than standard supportive counseling and was deemed safe for younger patients

  • Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study
    But direct link not proven

  • Health Tip: Have the Holiday Blues?
    Less daylight may play a part

  • Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

  • Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
    Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

  • Exercise Seems to Ease Parkinson's-Related Depression
    Mood problems can be more debilitating than movement issues, researcher says

  • Exercise Might Lift Libido in Women on Antidepressants
    Regular workouts seem to counter the sexual dysfunction that is a side effect of these drugs

  • Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
    Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

  • Generic Cymbalta Approved
    A frequently prescribed antidepressant drug

  • Military Contractors Suffer High Rates of PTSD, Study Finds
    But few get help for mental health issues before or after deployment

  • More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
    ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life
    Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

  • Brain Researchers Spot Decision-Making Center in Rats
    Experiments found when region was shut down, the animals no longer made good choices

  • Insomnia Cure Boosts Success of Depression Treatment, Study Finds
    Treat both conditions simultaneously, researchers suggest

  • Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression
    Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

  • Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression
    Study found structures called telomeres were shorter in people with the condition

  • Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study
    Experts note a similar effect has long been noted in depressed adults

  • Parental Stress, Domestic Violence May Affect Kids' Development: Study
    Although no direct link was found, researchers suggest screening children for risk factors

  • Bipolar Disorder Drug May Need Adjusting in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    Drop in lamotrigine levels, rise in depression seen in some women

  • Lyrica May Ease Pain for Depressed Fibromyalgia Patients
    Study finds drug safe, effective in combination with antidepressants

  • Migraines Tied to Raised Risk of Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
    Canadian study found younger adults were most vulnerable

  • Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression
    Study found they were more likely to be diagnosed with mood disorder, but reason for link is unclear

  • Study Sees No Suicide Risk From Stop-Smoking Drugs
    U.S. and some other countries have issued safety warnings about the products

  • Variant of Club Drug 'K' Might Have New Life as Antidepressant
    But more research is needed on safety, long-term effectiveness and side effects, researchers say

  • Depression During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Psychiatric Trouble in Kids
    Researcher says finding suggests the condition should be treated in expectant moms

  • A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies
    Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

  • Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids
    Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Battling The Post-Baby Blues
    Get enough rest

  • Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis
    Study from Taiwan found strongest connection among older adults with tough-to-treat cases

  • Brintellix Approved for Major Depressive Disorder
    Depression can interfere with everyday life

  • Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows
    Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

  • Two Key Questions May Reveal Depression in Cancer Patients
    Brief survey found as accurate as 9-item screening test

  • Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows
    Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens

  • Mental State Influences Readmission After Heart Failure Treatment, Study Says
    Memory problems, use of antidepressant linked to early hospital return

  • Suicides Rose Worldwide After 2008 Economic Crisis: Study
    About 5,000 more men killed themselves than normally expected, with smaller increases for women

  • Depression May Be Worse When Accompanied by Anger, Irritability
    Study followed patients for three decades

  • Boosting Teens' Mental Well-Being Is Goal of New Skills Program
    Students learn to watch for emotional triggers, shed negative beliefs

  • Winter Depression May Be Less Common Than Believed
    Study on seasonal affective disorder only found weak ties between weather and mood

  • Psychotherapy a Powerful Tool to Fight Depression, Studies Show
    Cognitive behavioral therapy worked as well or better than antidepressants, other care at preventing depression or relapse

  • Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression, Study Suggests
    But, moderate drinking might also just be sign of normal social life, researchers add

  • Women Who Care for Grandchildren May Be at Risk for Depression
    Six-year study of Ohio grandmothers found effect persisted over time

  • Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients
    Study found improved chances of quitting, lower rehospitalization rates

  • Could Facebook Habit Make You Less Happy?
    Life satisfaction dropped as use increased among young adults, study found

  • Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia, Study Finds
    Researchers say type 2 disease with depression associated with greater mental declines

  • Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens
    Alcohol abuse topped the list in large study of Swedish men

  • Closeness Between Grandparents, Adult Grandkids May Ease Depression
    Strengthening family bonds should go beyond the nuclear family and young children, researchers say

  • Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression
    Study looked at young adults a decade later

  • Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
    Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

  • Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities
    Lack of social support can contribute to condition, study authors say

  • Red Night Light Better for Blue Mood: Animal Study
    Symptoms of depression varied in hamsters depending on color of light exposure

  • U.S. Troops' Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat: Study
    Psychiatric screening would help identify soldiers at greatest risk, experts say

  • 'Retail Therapy' Might Not Be So Bad After All
    Are you a one-upper, comfort seeker or 'happy hedonist' shopper?

  • Exercise Won't Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
    But it did help a little with insomnia, depression, researchers report

  • Epilepsy Plus Mental Ills Linked to Premature Death, Study Says
    Findings suggest need to monitor psychiatric disorders in seizure patients

  • Health Tip: Don't Despair About Your Pregnant Body
    Understand that changes are necessary

  • Depressed Preschoolers Show Brain Changes, Scans Find
    These differences could mark the start of a lifelong problem, researcher says

  • Suicide Rate Higher for Adults Who Were Out-of-Shape as Teens: Study
    Fit 18-year-olds less likely to take their own lives as adults

  • Older, Cheap Drug May Cut Suicide Risk for People With Mood Disorders
    Review of data finds that lithium benefits people with depression, bipolar illnesses

  • 7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study
    Antidepressants and painkillers among the medicines most widely prescribed

  • Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women
    Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

  • Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms
    They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

  • Social Toll of Hearing Loss Could Be Cause for Alarm
    Higher rates of hospitalization, illness and depression for seniors reported in study

  • Depression Common in Those With PTSD, Study Finds
    Depressive disorder diagnosis often missed in men, researchers say

  • Rape Survivors in War Zones May Benefit Most From Group Counseling
    Study looked at therapy for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens
    There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns

  • PTSD After Heart Attack Linked to Poor Sleep
    Problems with shut-eye may increase along with rise in stress disorder symptoms, study says

  • Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location
    Psychiatric symptoms more common when brain's temporal lobe is involved, researchers find

  • A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study
    Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

  • Talk Therapy Can Ease Depression, But No Single Type Deemed 'Best'
    Experts say choice depends on individual patient, treatment availability

  • Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health
    Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

  • Sleep Duration Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in People With Insomnia
    One additional hour of shuteye reduced depressive thinking, study says

  • Having Both Migraines, Depression May Mean Smaller Brain
    But it's unclear what the finding might mean for patients

  • Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study
    Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key

  • Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
    Test found specific changes to two genes predicted problem with 85 percent accuracy

  • Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics
    Experts say biological changes or a lack of interest in self-care might be to blame

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression
    Risk rose steeply if a parent had been addicted to alcohol or drugs, study found

  • Anti-Gay Bullying Tied to Teen Depression, Suicide
    Suicidal thoughts more likely for kids victimized over sexual orientation, research finds

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
    ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

  • Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too
    Although risk is still low, Australian study found it nearly doubled for depressed women in their 40s and 50s

  • Daily Gene Rhythms May Be Off in Depressed People
    Study found 'clock' in brain was disrupted in autopsies of those who suffered mental disorder at time of death

  • Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope
    Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

  • Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life
    Surveys reveal how well people are doing mentally, physically, experts say

  • Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study
    Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say

  • Steep Rise in Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans, CDC Says
    Rate rose by 28 percent since 1999; recession may have played a role, experts say

  • Many U.S. Teens Struggle With Extreme Fatigue: Survey
    Problem often goes hand-in-hand with emotional disorders like depression, expert says

  • Antidepressants May Hasten Bypass Recovery, Study Finds
    Mental health, pain improve sooner, researchers say

  • Medicaid Expansion Enhances Financial and Mental Well-Being, Study Says
    Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment

  • Some Antidepressants Linked to Bleeding Risk With Surgery
    It's not clear whether SSRI drugs should be stopped before procedures, study says

  • Faith May Complement Treatment for Mental Illness
    Patients with stronger belief in God did better in small study

  • Benefits Unclear of Screening Teens, Adults for Suicide Risk: Report
    Task force stresses that finding does not apply to those with current or past mental health problems

  • Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking
    Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble

  • Severely Injured Vets May Need Ongoing Emotional Care
    Mental health problems still significant after 2 years, study finds

  • Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars
    Former inmate describes efforts to stay emotionally healthy after his release

  • College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds
    Compared with former college athletes, those still in school had doubled odds, possibly due to stress, researchers say

  • Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms
    Women may be caught in cycle of fatigue, lack of self-esteem, expert says

  • Another Danger of Depression?
    Benefits of exercise, modest alcohol consumption may be diminished, study says

  • Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests
    Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

  • Poor 'Health Literacy' Keeps Patients From Taking Meds
    In study, adults with diabetes who didn't grasp health info often skipped needed drugs

  • More Health Care Professionals Abusing Anesthesia Drug: Study
    Those using propofol more likely to be women, depressed or have history of abuse, researchers say

  • Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk
    Second study found similar connection with other drugs

  • Patient Wishes Should Guide End-of-Life Care, Researchers Say
    Less pain, lower costs seen when treatment is tailored to meet dying person's goals

  • Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says
    Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds

  • Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study
    But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

  • Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
    Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

  • Study: Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Not Affect Baby's Growth
    Psychiatrist says untreated depression has health consequences for mother, baby

  • Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study
    Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

  • With Certain Strokes, Effects Can Persist a Decade Later
    'Survivorship care plans' might help people cope with quality-of-life concerns, study suggests

  • Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study
    For these kids, obesity, smoking and inactivity more likely in adolescence, preliminary research shows

  • Relatives Who Witness Loved One's CPR Fare Better: Study
    Researchers found they were less likely to suffer PTSD, depression or anxiety later

  • Antipsychotic Meds Not That Helpful for Depression: Study
    These drugs, meant for other conditions, come with side effects including weight gain

  • Newly Hired Emergency Workers Who Witness Trauma May Struggle Afterward
    But police, firefighters who had been on job a long time were unaffected

  • 'Violent Behavior' Occurs in Many Adult Sleepwalkers, Study Finds
    Those with disorder risk injury, fatigue and other health problems, researchers report

  • Vision Loss, Depression May Be Linked, Study Finds
    Better recognition of mental health issues warranted, expert says

  • Insomnia Might Boost Heart Failure Risk
    Large Norwegian study looked at poor sleep quality, disease development over 11 years

  • Health Tip: When Grief Becomes Depression
    Look for these warning signs

  • ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood
    Study found almost a third of patients still had disorder at 27, along with other mental health issues

  • Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
    Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

  • Stress Disorder May Be Common Among ICU Patients on Ventilators
    Study found some patients had symptoms of PTSD up to 2 years later

  • Survey Tallies Menopause Symptoms' Toll
    As hot flash severity rises, productivity and quality of life may fall

  • Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
    Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

  • Depressed Patients May Gain From Self-Help Books, Websites
    These low-intensity interventions deemed good first steps in treatment

  • Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars
    Study found both victims and bullies can suffer psychological disorders as adults

  • Exercise May Stave Off Depression in Severely Obese
    Study found as little as 8 minutes of daily activity helped patients scheduled for weight-loss surgery

  • Patients Often Ill-Informed on Impact of Heart Device
    Doctors focus on technical side of implantable defibrillator, not its effect on quality of life: study

  • Military Women Exposed to Combat After Childbirth Face Depression
    Problem is related to combat exposure, not childbirth, research shows

  • Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness
    Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say

  • Self-Esteem, Optimism Help When Caring for Spouse After Stroke
    In early weeks home from hospital, families often deal with depression, study says

  • One in Every 12 Stroke Survivors Contemplates Suicide, Study Finds
    Early study found higher rates than in people with heart attacks, diabetes, cancer

  • Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk
    Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6

  • Electrical Brain Stimulation Plus Drug Fights Depression: Study
    Combination of approaches appears to give the most relief, researchers say

  • American Indians at Heightened Risk for Suicide After Heavy Drinking
    Alcohol intoxication combined with depression particularly dangerous, researchers say

  • Most U.S. Soldiers May Suffer From Sleep Problems
    Those with depression, PTSD and pain are more at risk, study found

  • Antidepressants Celexa, Lexapro Tied to Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    But the occurrence is rare, and alternatives exist, experts say

  • 'Coming Out' Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says
    Openness about sexual orientation may reduce stress for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

  • Health Tip: Avoid the Winter Blues
    Drink plenty of water

  • Jaw Pain Disorder Tied to Anxiety, Depression
    German study of TMJ patients didn't pin down how body-mind connection works

  • 'Nightcaps' Don't Help You Sleep Better After All
    Review found alcohol makes people fall asleep sooner but disrupts sleep quality

  • Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players
    Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

  • Depressed Stroke Survivors May Face Higher Early Death Risk
    Researchers recommend assessing stroke patients for mood problems

  • Diet Drinks Tied to Depression Risk in Older Adults: Study
    Higher odds also seen for regular soda drinkers

  • Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior
    During pregnancy appointments, ask about father's state of mind, experts say

  • Brain Changes Found in Small Study of Former NFL Players
    White matter damage could be at the root of mental deficits among retired players, researcher says

  • Dementia, Late-Life Depression May Be Linked
    Mild mental impairment also prevalent in those with the mood disorder, study says

  • Keeping Sexuality Secret Takes Mental Toll on Bisexual Men
    Those who concealed their same-sex relationships had higher rates of depression and anxiety, study found

  • Married Women More Likely to Have Positive Pregnancies: Study
    They were less likely to suffer domestic violence, substance abuse, depression than other moms-to-be

  • Mental Disorders Linked With Domestic Violence, Study Says
    Women with anxiety disorders 3.5 times more likely to report abuse

  • Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study
    But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

  • Chronic Worry Linked to Higher Risk of PTSD
    People who had anxiety before a traumatic event were more likely to develop stress disorder afterward

  • Winter Depression May Require Treatment Plan
    Seasonal affective disorder affects up to 1 in 5 Americans, experts say

  • Blood Protein Linked to Depression, Study Finds
    But whether it causes mood disorder isn't clear, researchers say

  • Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study
    Such patients in long-term care were less depressed, had fewer ER visits

  • 'Not Fair!' How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems
    Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say

  • Workplace Bullying Takes Toll on Witnesses Too, Study Finds
    Exposure to aggression tied to more prescriptions for antidepressants among employees

  • Legal Unions, Including Marriage, Boost Mental Health for Gay People: Study
    Research suggests that everyone benefits from being in a legally recognized relationship

  • Stress, Depression Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Seniors
    People with the greatest distress had triple the risk of stroke-related death

  • Dating Violence in Teen Years Can Have Lasting Impact
    Study found victims more likely to repeat history in adult relationships, practice unhealthy behaviors

  • ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

  • Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study
    Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

  • Sleep Apnea Tied to More Brain Damage in Women Than Men
    Areas involving decision-making, mood appeared most affected, study found

  • When Antidepressants Don't Work, Give Counseling a Try
    Study found that patients were three times likelier to benefit from the addition of cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Experimental Antidepressant Appears Quick-Acting, Safe
    Currently in phase 2 trials, drug would not be available for several years

  • FDA Pulls One Generic Form of Wellbutrin Off the Market
    Research found extended-release Budeprion at 300 mg dose was not equivalent to brand-name version of antidepressant

  • Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy
    Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds

  • U.S. Kids Might Not Be Over-Medicated After All
    Study found 14% of teens with conditions like ADHD are treated with psychiatric drugs

  • Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades
    Study also linked delinquency, substance use to lesser education degrees

  • Depression a Key Factor in Health of Parkinson's Patients: Study
    Researchers add that it is difficult to diagnose because movement disorder masks symptoms

  • Healthy Neurotic? Being Conscientious May Help
    Study found people with both personality traits had lower levels of inflammation

  • Study Reveals Gender Gap in Spotting Depression
    People, especially males, more likely to identify poor mental health in women than in men

  • Bright Light at Night Could Up Depression Risk, Mouse Study Suggests
    Researchers say lowering lights in evening may help

  • Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Plus Depression May Be Deadly
    Risk of mood-related mortality greater for men

  • Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans
    Those with brain injury, PTSD often have chronic vision troubles, studies say

  • Common Antidepressants Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Users: Study
    SSRIs include Prozac, Paxil, but experts say findings aren't reason for patients to drop medications

  • For Many, 'Superstorm' Sandy Could Take Toll on Mental Health
    People who were impacted by the event will have symptoms, but they should fade, experts say

  • Common Antidepressants Too Risky During Pregnancy, Researchers Say
    But another expert disagrees, saying all options must be open to women faced with this situation

  • Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health: Study
    But too much time spent working out can have psychological downside, experts warn

  • Bullying May Be Linked to Mental Disorders
    Depression triples the odds of becoming a bully, study says

  • Cyberbullying Rarely Single Factor in Teen Suicides: Study
    Researcher says anonymity may encourage online bullying

  • Depression, DNA Linked to Higher Death Risk in Bladder Cancer Patients
    However, study did not prove a cause-and-effect link

  • Depression Brings Worries About Discrimination, Study Finds
    This may keep many people from seeking needed treatment, researchers note

  • Common Antidepressants May Raise Stroke Risk a Bit, Study Finds
    But individual risk posed by SSRIs remains extremely low, experts noted

  • More Evidence Linking Creativity, Mental Illness
    Are new approaches needed to safeguard benefits of psychiatric disorders?

  • Study Reveals the Many Ways Sexual Assault Harms Women
    A wide range of social and psychological effects often go undiagnosed in victims, experts say

  • Teens Who Self-Harm Need Adult Influences, Professional Help: Expert
    In survey, hopelessness was a major factor among kids who attempted suicide

  • Depression Stigma May Be Fading: Survey
    In poll released to coincide with National Depression Screening Day, most said they would seek treatment if needed

  • Does Neighborhood Income Affect Teens' Mental Health?
    Leaving extreme poverty may benefit healthy adolescent girls, but not boys, researchers say

  • Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD
    Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Affect Babies' Language Development
    Study didn't look at long-term impact on children's speech milestones

  • Humanitarian Work May Raise Risk of Anxiety, Depression
    Researchers offer recommendations to improve mental health of aid workers

  • People With Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support
    American Heart Association statement notes risk of depression, anxiety, PTSD

  • Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study
    But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

  • Adults See Some Teen Bullying as Less Serious: Survey
    But isolating peers or spreading rumors can have real consequences, expert says

  • Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study
    Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say

  • Men More Prone to Depression After Stroke: Study
    Males' need for 'control' over health may trigger more of a setback when illness strikes, researchers say

  • Multiple Methods Can Safely Help Babies Get to Sleep, Study Shows
    At age 6, no differences seen in attachment, behavior, sleep quality

  • Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study
    It's not certain why, but feeding practices might play a part, expert says

  • Curbing Suicide Now a National Priority, U.S. Says
    Facebook is reaching out to save lives, too, under new government-led initiative

  • Vets' Readjustment Issues May Spur PTSD Treatment
    Family stressors -- not psychiatric symptoms -- lead some to seek help, study says

  • Taking Breaks From Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Seems Safe: Study
    Trial found no difference in overall survival

  • Spouses of Heart Attack Victims May Face Heightened Depression Risk
    And men more susceptible than women to psychological problems, study finds

  • Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study
    Patients sought better condition, self-esteem, activity levels

  • Could Food Flavors Act Like Mood-Stabilizing Drugs?
    Early study suggests chemical similarities between prescription meds and certain foods

  • Many U.S. Doctors Have Symptoms of Burnout: Survey
    Emotional exhaustion, cynicism in physicians may affect patient care, expert says

  • Pain Reported by Nearly Half With Type 2 Diabetes
    Specialized treatment may be needed to improve quality of life, researchers suggest

  • Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems
    Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

  • In-Person Bullying Still Bigger Problem Than Cyberbullying: Expert
    Studies in U.S., Norway found 'traditional' forms of torment are more common among kids

  • Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart: Study
    The risk rises as chronic mental distress becomes more intense, study says

  • Depression Could Shorten Cancer Survival, Study Suggests
    Screening for mental health should be part of standard care, experts say

  • Depression Rates Rise for Girls During Teen Years
    Experts say parents should take signs seriously, intervene early

  • Black Teens in Public Housing Twice As Likely to Smoke: Study
    Smoking prevention programs should target young children in these communities, researchers say

  • Selflessness Can Threaten Clergy Members' Health
    Ministering to others linked to above-average rates of depression, chronic diseases, study shows

  • Aging Boomers' Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report
    U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say

  • Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study
    Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

  • Medicare Coverage Gap May Cause Seniors to Forgo Antidepressants
    Study also found less use of heart failure, diabetes drugs as out-of-pocket costs rose

  • For Combat Vets, Brain Injury Symptoms Can Last Years
    'Mild' injury doesn't mean quick recovery, researchers say

  • More Mental Health Woes in College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs
    Large study found association was strongest with painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin

  • Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
    Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

  • Loneliness, Living Alone Might Shorten Life
    Studies suggest doctors should ask patients about support systems

  • Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids
    But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

  • Sleep Apnea Therapy Might Ease Depression, Too
    Positive airway pressure even helps patients who fail to use the treatment as prescribed, study finds

  • Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study
    Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

  • Mental Health Woes Raise Odds for Prescription Painkiller Abuse
    Study found that young people with psychiatric illness are more likely to be prescribed these drugs

  • Depressed Teens Who Respond to Treatment Less Likely to Abuse Drugs
    Improvement within 12 weeks is a positive sign, study finds

  • Financial Worries Add to Cancer Patients' Burden
    Caregivers also affected by concerns over bills, possible bankruptcy, study finds

  • Study Supports Guilt's Role in Depression
    MRI scans buttress Freudian theory, researchers say

  • Therapy Done Over the Phone May Help Depressed Patients
    Study found early drop-out rate significantly lower than during in-person treatment

  • Emotional Woes May Last for Childhood Cancer Survivors
    Treatment effects are long-lasting, researchers say

  • Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Emotions
    And this psychological component may make it harder to control the blood-sugar disorder, experts say

  • Sleepwalking in Adults More Common Than Thought
    Large study found nearly 4 percent wander at night, often tied to mental woes

  • Depression in Mid-Life Linked to Higher Odds for Later Dementia
    Risks were greatest for those whose depression stretched from middle- to old age, study found

  • Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
    Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

  • Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids
    More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

  • Anxiety, Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand With Arthritis
    Mental health screening, treatment could improve quality of life for these patients, report suggests

  • Taking Away Car Keys Can Be Tough for Older Drivers
    For some, the end of driving triggers depression, anxiety, loneliness, expert says

  • Depression Linked to Higher Odds for Poor Leg Circulation
    In study, depressed patients were more apt to develop peripheral artery disease

  • After Hospitalization, Men More Likely to Show Up in ER
    They also had more readmissions within a month than women, study found

  • Use of Ecstasy, Speed by Teens Tied to Later Depression
    However, study of Canadian high school students didn't show cause and effect

  • 'No Regrets' Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age
    Study suggests letting go of missed opportunities is linked to healthy mental aging

  • Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies' Sleep
    Sad, anxious mothers may seek comfort by picking up their child at night, study suggests

  • Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression
    Group of biomarkers accurately identified teens with mood disorder in small study

  • Exercise May Boost Breast Cancer Patients' Quality of Life
    Study found physically active women were less likely to be depressed, fatigued during treatment

  • Mental Illness Tied to Higher Rates of Physical Problems: Report
    More chronic illness, ER visits and hospitalizations with conditions such as depression

  • Newer Antidepressants May Be Safe for Parkinson's Patients
    Paxil, Effexor improved depression without worsening motor symptoms in small study

  • Minorities, Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Get Antidepressants
    When these patients did get them, physicians were more likely to prescribe older medications

  • Women on Dialysis May Experience Sexual Problems: Survey
    Those living without partners more likely to report difficulties, Italian researchers report

  • Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors
    But exercise may help shield against physical decline, study adds

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Depression
    Association seen between common sleep disorder and feelings of hopelessness, study suggests

  • Stigma, Shame Can Worsen Depression in Lung Cancer Patients
    They may believe -- rightly or not -- that others blame them for diagnosis

  • Depression Often Follows Stroke, But Treatment Lacking
    Study found nearly 1 in 5 stroke patients were depressed months after the attack

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Living Alone Linked to Greater Risk of Depression: Study
    Other factors such as low income and education may also play a role

  • Talking About Weight Tied to Poor Self-Image, Depression: Study
    'Fat talk' involves repeat comments on diet, exercise, fears of weight gain, researchers say

  • Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems
    Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

  • Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

  • Study Explains How Shock Therapy Might Ease Severe Depression
    Treatment appears to reduce connections in a part of the brain involved in thought and socializing

  • Menopause May Cost Women Sick Days
    Those with more bothersome symptoms are less productive at work, study finds

  • Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later
    Aggression, distraction more likely at 3 if mom, dad seemed troubled when child turns 2, researchers report

  • Depression Tied to Earlier Death in Heart Patients
    Study found a greater risk of death within 7 years of receiving stent implant

  • First Generic Lexapro Approved
    To treat depression and general anxiety disorder

  • People in Poor Neighborhoods Have More Pain, Study Finds
    Blacks experience more pain, disability regardless of where they live, research shows

  • U.S. Army Suicides Rising Sharply, Study Finds
    Service in Iraq and Afghanistan appears to be the cause of increasing mental-health problems

  • Poor Sleep May Impact Stress Response in Older Adults
    Effect on immune system might increase the risk of health problems, researchers say

  • Depression Could Worsen Mental Decline in Heart Patients
    Long-term monitoring of depressive symptoms is needed, researchers say

  • Severe PMS May Last Longer Than Thought
    Psychiatric changes persist after period starts for women with condition known as PMDD, study says

  • Moms' Antidepressants May Affect Babies' Head Size: Study
    Pregnant women may want to try alternatives to treat depression, experts say

  • Dad's Depression May Rub Off on Child's Behavior
    Unemployment and depression often go hand in hand, study says

  • Could a Statin Lower Your Risk for Depression?
    Study finds heart patients who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs less apt to be depressed

  • Young Blacks Less Likely to Seek Mental Health Care: Study
    Practitioners need to address their concerns, researchers say

  • Migraines May Raise a Woman's Odds of Depression
    Link seen with any history of the debilitating headaches, study says

  • National Guard Deployment May Sometimes Trigger Alcohol Abuse
    Soldiers with post-traumatic stress, depression might self-medicate, research suggests

  • Kids With Crohn's Disease, Colitis Often Struggle at School: Study
    Frequent absences, depression can affect how well students with bowel disease do academically

  • Is Grief an Illness? The Debate Heats Up
    Psychiatric experts torn on whether bereavement should be included in new diagnostic manual

  • Obesity Appears Linked to Pain
    The more overweight people are, the more likely they are to experience pain, study finds

  • HIV Severity, Treatment Unrelated to Kids' Mental Woes: Study
    No evidence found to link antiretroviral therapy with severity of psychiatric symptoms

  • Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests
    New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes

  • Antidepressants May Not Raise Suicide Risk in Youth: Study
    Despite 'black box warning' for drugs such as Prozac, no increase -- or decrease -- was found

  • Could a Blood Test Help Spot Depression?
    Small study suggests 'biomarker' levels might help support a diagnosis, but more research needed

  • Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
    Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

  • Winter Doldrums Got You Down? Here's How to Bounce Back
    Adding lights, exercise can help people battling seasonal affective disorder, doctor says

  • Working Too Much Can Give You the Blues
    Staying on the job 11 hours or more each day doubles the risk for depression, study shows

  • U.S. Soldiers Face Host of Mental Health Issues
    Studies found they were prone to depression, substance abuse and suicide

  • Could 'Magic' Mushrooms Ease Depression?
    Small studies found key ingredient lowered activity in areas of brain linked to mood disorder

  • Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress
    Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

  • Antidepressants Might Raise Fall Risk in Nursing Homes
    Residents with dementia taking so-called SSRIs seem to be at higher risk of injury, study suggests

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffers Mental Ills: Report
    But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say

  • Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Face Eating Problems
    Poor throat function, depression and pain are common, study finds

  • Antidepressants While Pregnant Linked to Slight Risk of Lung Problem in Babies
    Study found women who took SSRIs a bit more likely to have infants with high blood pressure in the lungs

  • Celiac Disease in Women Linked to Depression Risk
    But sticking to gluten-free diets helped improve their well-being in study

  • Most Adults With Facial Disfigurement Adapt Psychologically
    Study found some depression, anxiety in those with congenital disfigurement

  • Study Looks at Deep Brain Stimulation in Bipolar Patients
    Research is still preliminary, with few patients involved so far

  • With Depression, Helping Others May in Turn Help You
    Random acts of kindness can snowball into more positive mood overall, experts say

  • Even Today, the Stigma of Mental Illness Won't Fade
    And that can cause people to feel isolated, afraid -- and even forgo treatments

  • Racial Disparities Seem to Persist in Depression Diagnosis
    Older black Americans less likely to receive diagnosis than white peers, study finds

  • Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems
    Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

  • Widowers Who Stay Single Might Face More Mental Health Woes
    But it's unclear why some men find new relationships and others don't, researchers say

  • Holiday Blues May Signal Depression
    Excessive sleeping and withdrawing from loved ones could mean a more serious problem, experts say

  • Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds
    Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

  • Facebook Launches Service to Help Prevent Suicide
    Friends who spot distraught postings can trigger alert that encourages user to call counselor

  • Working Moms Happier, Healthier Than Stay-at-Home Peers: Study
    Those with part-time jobs better able to balance work, family, researchers find

  • Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder
    Women with mental health issue within 30 days of delivery most likely to get diagnosis, study contends

  • Depression, Disability Can Follow ICU Care: Study
    Meals, phone calls become too difficult for some patients, study finds

  • 'Love Hormone' May Buffer Kids From Mom's Depression
    Anxiety, conduct disorders more prevalent in children with low oxytocin levels, study finds

  • Medicaid Spending for Depression Rose in Past Decade
    Improvements in quality of care less impressive, study found

  • Health Tip: Are You Disposed to the Holiday Blues?
    Risk factors for holiday depression

  • Best Antidepressant May Depend on Patient: Study
    Large evidence review finds newer brands work equally well

  • Risk for Dementia Rises When Diabetes, Depression Meet: Study
    The good news is that lifestyle changes may lower your risk for all three conditions, experts say

  • Depression, Partner Conflict Raise Suicide Risk for Pregnant Women, New Moms
    More than half also had a mental health diagnosis, study found

  • Many Suicidal Teens Make First Try Before High School
    Nearly 40 percent in study reported attempts in elementary or middle school

  • Health Tip: The Food-Mood Connection
    What you eat can affect your state of mind

  • Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development
    Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

  • One in 12 Teens Engages in Self-Harm: Report
    Practice often disappears by adulthood, but can be a predictor of suicide

  • When Dads Have Depression, Kids May Be at Risk, Too
    But study doesn't confirm a cause and effect

  • Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk
    One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

  • Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication
    New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

  • Could Happy Lives Be Longer Lives?
    Study shows an association, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

  • BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls
    Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

  • Foreclosure Crisis Threatening Americans' Health: Study
    People who fall behind on mortgage payments more depressed, have food worries, don't take meds

  • Antidepressant Use Skyrocketed in Past 20 Years: CDC
    Now the most commonly taken prescription drug in adults under 45, researchers find

  • Care for Mentally Ill Vets at VA Centers May Differ Across U.S.
    More research urged to explore why discrepancies exist and how they should be addressed

  • Long-Term Unemployment Can Tax Mental Health
    Even in resilient people, six months' unemployment has psychological impact, research shows

  • Social Phobia in Teens Goes Beyond Shyness
    Survey results negate common beliefs about this disabling condition

  • Smoking Pot Might Up Depression Risk in Vulnerable Teens
    Kids with genetic predisposition have more symptoms with marijuana

  • Mild Strokes May Have Hidden Effects
    High rates of depression, sleeplessness common, study shows

  • Mixed Results Seen With 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics
    Non-FDA-approved use of drugs showed limited benefits and some harm in large review

  • Mental Health Disabilities in U.S. on the Rise: Study
    Findings reflect need for improved psychological services, researcher says

  • Certain Antidepressants With Blood Thinners May Pose Risk for Heart Patients
    Study showed increased chances of bleeding for those taking SSRIS, antiplatelet meds after heart attack

  • Lots of Coffee Might Lower Depression Risk: Study
    Women who had four or more cups a day were 20% less likely to suffer mood disorder

  • Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care
    Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

  • Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke
    Study found the mental health condition is linked to a 55% raised risk for fatal brain attack

  • Few Suicidal Teens Get the Help They Need
    More than 70% don't obtain mental health services, study shows

  • Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing Depression
    Study finds nearly 25% hide symptoms from doctor for fear of being prescribed such medications

  • When a Parent Dies Suddenly, Child's Grief May Persist
    Prolonged mourning can lead to depression, impaired functioning, study says

  • Harassment of Black Gay and Bisexual Men Tied to Anxiety
    Discrimination, shame also play a role in high rates of anxiety and depression, study finds

  • Many Autistic Teens Use School Mental-Health Services
    More support needed when they make transition out of high school, researchers say

  • Half of Americans Will Suffer From Mental Health Woes, CDC Says
    Much more needs to be done to help spot those at risk and assist them, experts say

  • U.S. Offers Health-Care Pamphlets in Spanish
    They summarize benefits, risks of heart medications, other health issues

  • Troubled Teens Spotted in Routine School Screenings: Study
    Untreated mental health issues can lead to school failure, substance abuse, even suicide, researchers say

  • Antidepressant Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm: FDA
    Patients should not use doses of the popular drug Celexa exceeding 40 milligrams

  • Mental Illness Affects Women, Men Differently, Study Finds
    Women tend to exhibit depression, anxiety; men may develop substance abuse, antisocial disorders

  • Abuse, Neglect in Childhood Linked to Depression in Adulthood
    This kind of depression is also harder to treat, study finds

  • Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds
    Even a low level of depression seemed to help push adolescents to illegal activity

  • Trying to Be 'Supermom' Can Raise Risk for Depression
    But study finds that working moms are less depressed than stay-at-home counterparts

  • Moms' Depression Affects Kids' Brain Structure, Scans Show
    Brain area tied to emotions larger in children of mothers with lifelong symptoms of depression

  • Antipsychotics Best for Controlling Mania: Study
    Researchers compared effectiveness, side effects of drugs used in bipolar treatment

  • Too Much TV May Take Years Off Your Life
    The reason, experts say, might be that people eat more, move less when in front of the tube

  • More Kids Hospitalized for Flu, Skin Infections
    Children accounted for 17 percent of all U.S. hospital stays in 2009

  • From the Couch to the Computer: A New Take on Therapy
    Patients, doctors finding benefits in hi-tech methods for psychological care

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Post-Partum Depression?
    Factors that may contribute

  • Depressed Women Could Face Raised Risk of Stroke
    Study found it might be independent factor affecting chances of attack

  • With Age, Focus on Body Shifts From Appearance to Function
    In study, exercise's biggest psychological boost came from improved health and ability, not attractiveness

  • Many Military Vets in College Plagued By Thoughts of Suicide
    They're six times more likely than other students to attempt it, study shows

  • Americans' Use of Antidepressants On the Rise: Study
    And more prescriptions are being written for people without a diagnosis of depression, researchers find

  • Smoking Withdrawal Shows Up in Brain Mood Centers
    Imaging study may help explain why some heavy smokers who quit become depressed

  • Parenting Style May Affect Child's Mental Health
    Depression, anxiety less likely when mom takes kids' personalities into account, study finds

  • Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood
    Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

  • Concussion Project Finds Disease in Two Autopsied Brains
    Canadian researchers aim to boost understanding of how repeated head injuries change brain

  • Depression Higher in Wealthier Nations
    Study finds rates above 30% in U.S., France, the Netherlands

  • Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War
    Boys at risk of substance abuse, girls more likely to become depressed, researchers say

  • Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends
    Injuries suffered before or after birth linked to problems such as ADHD, say researchers, calling for more studies

  • Two Antidepressants Given to Dementia Patients Ineffective: Study
    Zoloft, Remeron upped risk of side effects and failed to improve mental health, researchers say

  • Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy
    Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

  • Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test
    Small study found the technology useful for monitoring behavior, physical health

  • Health Tip: Insufficient Sleep Can Be Dangerous
    Here's how it affects your health

  • Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

  • Coping Strategy Depends on Strength of Emotion: Study
    Analysis may help conquer low-intensity fear, but distraction used for stronger negative feelings

  • Prior Depression Can Leave People Sensitive to Life's Woes
    Minor stress may trigger mental problems in those who faced adversity early in life, study finds

  • Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study
    Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

  • Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression
    These patients often have longer hospital stays than non-depressed moms-to-be

  • Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back
    Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

  • Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy
    Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

  • Unemployment May Hit Some Harder Than Others
    Study found those able to find work between bouts of joblessness did better emotionally

  • Freedom More Important to Happiness Than Wealth, Study Finds
    Personal independence, autonomy trump money in data from more than 60 countries

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Can Be Effective Despite Depression
    Depressed or not, patients who had the operation lost about 60% of excess weight, study finds

  • Sleep-Deprived Teens May Crave Carbohydrates
    Depressed kids also have a yen for carbs, study finds

  • Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin
    Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest

  • Good Sleep Raises Quality of Life, Lowers Depression
    Sleeping too little or too much can have adverse effects, study finds

  • Child Care Can Help Kids With Depressed Moms
    Enrollment tied to fewer behavior troubles as children grew up, study found

  • Migraine Plus PTSD 4 Times More Likely in Men: Study
    Type, timing of trauma may play role in migraine-PTSD connection, researchers say

  • Depressed People Find It Hard to Stop Reliving Bad Times
    But the research doesn't show if the negativity trap is a cause or an effect of the depression

  • Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem
    More focus needed during developmental years, researchers say

  • Cognitive Therapy Helps Depressed Drug Abusers
    Treating mood disorder key to helping addicts stay off drugs, researchers say

  • Psychotherapy Linked to Healthier Stress Hormone Levels
    Depressed patients who got it plus meds did better in long term, study finds

  • Combo of Paxil, Pravachol May Raise Blood Sugar
    As many as 1 million Americans may take the antidepressant and statin together, researchers say

  • A Cultured Man Is a Healthier, Happier Man: Study
    Museums, art galleries, ballet may enhance men's well-being even more than women's

  • Post-Partum Depression More Common in Abused Women
    Study in Hispanic women found domestic violence was even more predictive than history of depression

  • Gene Region Seems Linked to Depression
    Two separate research groups came to the same conclusions about an area on chromosome 13

  • For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry
    Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

  • Antidepressants Work Overall, But Some Symptoms May Persist
    Insomnia, sadness, poor concentration reported by many study participants

  • Severely Obese Teens No More Depressed Than Slimmer Peers
    But large size affects whites more than blacks, researchers say

  • It May Be Possible to Predict Bipolar Mood Swings: Study
    Patients who felt they could manage their moods did better than their peers, researchers find

  • Common Painkillers May Blunt Antidepressants
    Drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin may make Prozac, other SSRIs less effective, researchers say

  • Treat Depression to Boost Diabetes Self-Care: Study
    Telephone counseling led to lower blood pressure, more exercise, researchers say

  • Depression Common After Brain Injury
    About 30 percent of brain-injured people suffer depression, study finds

  • Fish Oil Promising Against Postpartum Depression in Small Trial
    Moms who took capsules during pregnancy had fewer symptoms, but more study needed

  • Mexican Immigrants to U.S. Prone to Depression, Anxiety Disorders
    They're more likely to suffer than family members who stay in Mexico, study finds

  • Study Hints at Link Between Antidepressants and Heart Trouble
    But the finding is preliminary and doesn't prove a relationship, experts note

  • Could Pop Music Be Linked to Depression?
    Preliminary study found those who listened to lots of tunes had raised risk

  • Moms With Tough Childhoods More Likely to Have Smaller Babies: Study
    Abuse, poverty during a mother's youth is associated with heightened health risks for the next generation

  • Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids
    Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

  • Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy
    Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

  • Depression May Boost Arthritis Pain
    Doctors should assess patient's emotional state when treating knee osteoarthritis, researchers say

  • Acne May Blemish Teens' Emotional Lives, Too
    Review of data shows links between the skin disorder and raised odds for depression

  • Kids Can Rebound Quickly After Mom's Depression Lifts: Study
    Their behavior and mental health improves rapidly, researchers find

  • Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors
    Study also links older age, other health problems to post-stroke dependence

  • Depressed Dads More Likely to Spank, Shortchange Kids: Study
    Sad fathers also read less to their children than other dads, researchers find

  • Depression Seems to Increase Risk of Kidney Failure: Study
    Disorder linked to chronic kidney disease, hospitalization for kidney failure, researchers say

  • Hospitals Urged to Check for Depression Before Discharging Heart Patients
    People have fewer, less severe problems with early, collaborative care, study finds

  • Eating Disorders More Prevalent Than Thought Among American Teens
    Related social impairment, suicidal thoughts make this a major public health concern, researchers say

  • Even Tiny Tots May Develop Mental Health Problems
    Apathy, withdrawal, depression affect the very young, too, experts say

  • Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds
    And those with higher BMIs developed more signs of depression, researchers found

  • Heart Patients With Depression Often Find ER Delays
    Canadian study shows those with a history of depression don't get priority care

  • Brain-Imaging in Depressed Moms Shows Blunted Response to Crying Infant
    But the response is muted rather than negative, study finds

  • Depression May Worsen Over Time in Addiction-Prone Women
    Alcoholism, antisocial behavior susceptible to relationship, neighborhood dynamics, study finds

  • Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill
    Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

  • Peer Support Beats Usual Care for Depression, Analysis Finds
    But it may not be helpful for people with severe depression, one expert suggests

  • Study Links Brain Molecule to Risk of Major Depression
    Researchers suggest connection between genes and stress response

  • Brushes With the Law Raise Suicide Risk, Study Shows
    Chances increased even if person never spent time in prison

  • Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says
    Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

  • FDA Panel Recommends Testing of Electroshock Devices
    Experts decline to put controversial treatment into less strictly controlled classification

  • Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Linked to Social Status
    Race, income, education affect degree of suffering, study finds

  • FDA May Ease Up on Electroshock Devices
    Thursday meeting could pave way for wider use in depression treatment

  • Chopin's Hallucinations Likely Caused by Epilepsy
    Composer also had depression, but other symptoms overlooked, researchers say

  • Viibryd Approved for Major Depressive Disorder
    When symptoms of depression interfere with daily life

  • Good Bond Between Therapist, Depressed Patient Aids in Recovery
    But success of alliance affected by other factors such as patients' job and marital status, study finds

  • Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Thought
    But it was common in cancer patients with other mood disorders, researchers found

  • 1 in 5 Cancer Survivors Suffers Chronic Pain, Study Finds
    Pain persists at least 2 years after diagnosis; blacks and women at highest risk, researchers say

  • High Altitude Linked to Higher Suicide Risk -- Again
    Expert says it appears 'pernicious' for those who are depressed, but no one yet knows why

  • Antidepressant Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
    Lexapro could prove an alternative for women who can't use hormone therapy, study suggests

  • Worsening Depression Adds to Heart Failure Risks: Study
    Routine mental health screening for heart patients may be 'prudent,' researchers say

  • Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids
    Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests

  • Simple Screen May Help Spot Depression in College Students
    A 7-question survey in the health center waiting room could save lives, researcher says

  • Animal Study Finds Nerve Stimulation May Thwart Tinnitus
    Treatment in rats stops, rather than masks, the problem, researchers say

  • Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay
    Teaching them to be upbeat may be a buffer, expert suggests

  • Prozac May Speed Physical Rehabilitation After Stroke
    Study shows an effect, perhaps due to boost in serotonin, experts say

  • In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo
    Depression may hinder disease management, researchers say

  • Team-Based Treatment Helps Those With Cluster of Chronic Illnesses
    Study found health, quality of life improved when care was coordinated across the board

  • Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age
    Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

  • Give Yourself the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday
    Take steps to protect your health by keeping it simple this season, expert advises

  • Surviving the Holiday Blues
    Expert advice on coping with depression, anxiety this time of year

  • Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby
    Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear

  • Certain Formulations of Omega-3s Might Help With Depression
    A DHA-EPA combo seemed to work, but should never be a patient's only option, experts said

  • Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens
    Less likely to turn to substance abuse, suicide as they age if they get support in their youth, study finds

  • Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends
    It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

  • Antidepressant Use Rising as Psychotherapy Rates Fall
    Study author says using both often the best treatment for depression, many not getting optimal care

  • Depression With Psychotic-Like Symptoms Seems Tougher to Treat
    Research also suggests difficult-to-treat depression isn't unrecognized bipolar disorder

  • Depression Screening Urged for Young Women With Menopause-Like Symptoms
    Study reveals a doubling of risk with primary ovarian insufficiency

  • Military Deployment May Lead to Unhealthy Sleep Patterns
    Study of U.S. troops finds those sent to Iraq, Afghanistan have difficulty falling, staying asleep

  • Parents of Bullies Urged to Open Lines of Communication
    Kids need to be taught, and reminded often, to treat others with respect, expert says

  • Retirement May Do a Mind Good
    Study of French retirees found declines in levels of depression and fatigue

  • Diabetes, Depression Can Be Two-Way Street
    But experts note factors such as obesity, inactivity might also be at play

  • Body's 'Clock' Gene May Play Role in Depression
    People with a history of the disorder seem to have more activity in that circadian rhythm gene

  • FDA Advisers Endorse New Lupus Drug
    If approved by agency, Benlysta would be first new drug to treat the disease in 50 years

  • Video Games Not Harmful to Most Teens: Study
    But a minority of 'problem gamers' may embrace unhealthy ways, research suggests

  • Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate
    Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

  • Social Class May Affect Outcome of Depression Treatment
    Poor, working-class patients less likely to benefit, study finds

  • Severe Acne May Up Suicide Risk: Study
    Patients remain at risk even after treatment ends, researchers say.

  • Cymbalta Approved for Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain
    First approved as anti-depressant in 2004

  • Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price
    Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

  • Half of Teens Treated for Depression Will Relapse: Study
    Girls more prone than boys to illness' return within 5 years of therapy, researchers find

  • Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education
    Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

  • Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey
    Among those who were picked on, teasing and exclusion were common, poll found

  • Is It Time to Ditch the Daylight Saving Time Switch?
    Expert says dropping the 'fall back, spring ahead' policy would increase daylight hours, promote health

  • More Older Americans Living With HIV
    Many have multiple conditions, posing new challenges for U.S. health care system

  • Mental Health Issues Differ for U.S. Male, Female Vets
    Depression more likely among women, PTSD more common in men, study finds

  • Mom's Suicide May Raise Child's Odds for Later Suicide Attempt
    Swedish study found a near-doubling of risk, but no such effect if father had killed himself

  • Animal Study Explores Potential Gene Therapy for Depression
    Adequate levels of a certain brain protein may aid prevention, treatment, researchers suggest

  • Depression, Anxiety May Raise Surgery Risks
    Death rate slightly higher in patients with psychiatric illness, study finds

  • Fish Oil Pills Don't Affect Postpartum Depression: Study
    Also no link to improvements in children's development, Australian study found

  • Magnet Therapy an Option for Tough-to-Treat Depression
    Study finds stimulation of the brain shows benefits that last in longer run

  • For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll
    Recent reports of teens taking their own lives 'the tip of the iceberg,' one expert says

  • New Clues to Possible Genetic Basis for ADHD
    2 studies point to DNA as contributors, but environment could still be key, experts say

  • 9% of U.S. Adults Suffer From Depression: CDC
    It's most prevalent in the Southeast, perhaps due to high rates of ills like obesity and heart disease, researchers say

  • Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends
    A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

  • Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression
    These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

  • Mixed Report on Women's Health Research
    Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

  • Cyber Bully Victims Often More Depressed Than Aggressors
    U.S. study contradicts previous research on traditional forms of bullying

  • Is High Altitude Linked to Suicide Risk?
    Researchers find correlation in study of mountainous western states

  • Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul
    Study finds minority kids especially vulnerable, with effects both physical and mental

  • Severe Acne May Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Teens
    Researchers in Norway say depression seems to stem from skin problem itself, not acne meds

  • Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression
    Differences make it hard for them to connect with their own emotions and their babies, study shows

  • Depression, Heart Disease Combo May Up Odds of Death
    Together, they quadruple risk of dying from heart attack, stroke, study finds

  • Mental Illness Stigma Hard to Shake, Survey Finds
    Awareness campaigns have helped educate public, but discrimination continues, experts say

  • 'Type D' Personality Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Problems
    Negative traits including pessimism, social inhibition appear to threaten long-term health, study finds

  • Depressed Med Students Seem to Fear Stigma More Than Most
    Second study finds burnt-out students report more unprofessional conduct in patient care

  • Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression
    Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

  • 'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme
    Radiologists recommend minimally invasive procedure to remove staples, paper clips and more

  • Smoking Seems to Backfire on Teens Hoping for a Lift
    Instead, depressive symptoms likely to increase, study finds

  • Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports
    Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

  • Even After Leaving Abuser, Moms' Mental Health Declines
    Levels of depression and anxiety still high at least 2 years after escaping abusive relationship, study finds

  • Chronic Drinking Linked to Circadian Disruptions
    Biological clock genes affected by too much alcohol, researchers report

  • Out of Work May Mean Out of Sorts
    Mental health takes a beating with economic downturn

  • Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival
    Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds

  • Many Depressed People Have Mild, Brief Episodes of Mania
    Researchers say these individuals might be at raised risk for bipolar disorder

  • Brain Research May Help Predict Anxiety, Depression in Young
    Study in monkeys could lead to treatments for vulnerable kids

  • Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Loved Ones' Care
    Caregiving by those with emotional connection lessens anxiety, depression after surgery, study found

  • Depression Linked to Slow Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
    Improving patients' coping skills may speed recovery, researchers suggest

  • Could Lifestyle Changes Cut Dementia Rates?
    Eliminating depression and diabetes, consuming more fruit and vegetables could reduce new cases by 21 percent, researchers say

  • Ketamine Eased Depression in Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder
    But improvement from anesthetic infusion was only significant for three days, researchers found

  • Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens
    Even healthy ones can run into trouble with too much use, researchers say

  • In Young Girls, Obesity Linked to Early Puberty, Analysis Reveals
    Unanswered questions remain, including psychological impact, researcher says

  • Americans Seem More Prone to Depression Than Russians
    'Negative' cultural tendency may insulate people against distress, research indicates

  • Study Explores Links Between Obesity and Chronic Pain
    Finding suggests connection to family history and frame of mind

  • Link Between Depression, Cholesterol May Differ by Gender
    Regulating 'good' and 'bad' levels may help prevent mood disorder among elderly, researchers say

  • Not All Epilepsy Drugs Raise Suicide Risk: Study
    Only newer meds tied to depression appear linked to self-harm, researchers say

  • Taking to the Stage to Battle Mental Illness
    Theater as therapy can work for many patients, experts say, enlightening audiences along the way

  • People Who Are Depressed 'See' a Gray World
    Their retinas respond less to black-and-white contrasts, scans found

  • Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study
    Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

  • Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children
    Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

  • Intervention May Help Relieve Cancer Patients' Pain, Depression
    Combining high-tech and human interaction yielded psychological, physical benefits, study found

  • Brain Changes in MS May Spur Depression
    Scans showed shrinkage in areas related to mood, memory, researchers say

  • Generic Effexor XR Approved
    To treat major depressive disorder

  • Depression Could Play a Role in Added Belly Fat
    Depressed people often gain weight, study found, but overweight aren't more prone to depression

  • Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships
    Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

  • Men May Be More Vulnerable to Roller Coaster Ride of Romance
    Study found young males felt ups and downs of relationships more deeply than young women

  • Health Tip: Don't Suddenly Stop Antidepressants
    Do so gradually, under a doctor's care

  • Depression Can Make Pain Worse
    Brain imaging shows healthy people who feel sad find pain more unpleasant, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Show How Meditation Calms Pain
    Years of practice help users avoid anticipating discomfort, research shows

  • Female Caregivers Face a Heavier Toll: Study
    More prone to depression than men when watching over ailing, elderly parents, review finds

  • Post-Combat Stress Disrupting Daily Lives of Returning Vets
    Nearly 14 percent admit mental problems, which actually increase for Guardsmen over time, study finds

  • Certain Popular Antidepressants Linked to Cataracts in Seniors
    More study needed to confirm findings, researcher suggests

  • Risk of Miscarriage Linked to Antidepressants
    Researcher advises against Paxil, Effexor during first trimester, but other experts downplay risk

  • Allergies Might Trigger Depression
    Study found mood of those with sensitivities worsened when exposed to allergens

  • For Depression, Phone Therapy May Be an Answer
    It was nearly as effective as face-to-face sessions, researchers say

  • Older Patients More Apt to Be Happy With Plastic Surgery
    Those over 53, and those treated for depression typically most satisfied, survey finds

  • Postpartum Depression Can Strike New Dads
    1 in 10 men is affected, and a depressed partner can raise the risk, study finds

  • Suicide Risk May Be Higher in Senior Facilities
    But recent life losses may underlie the worrisome numbers, researchers say

  • Major Depression Often Follows Brain Injury
    Patients, including many veterans, are at 8 times the risk after head trauma, study finds

  • Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects
    Lower pay, fewer marriages among those who had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds

  • Depression After Heart Attack Tied to Brain Changes
    Longer-term studies needed to see whether psychological or physical symptoms occur first

  • Many Americans Say Stigma of Mental Illness Is Fading
    New survey links this to an openness among friends, family members and celebrities about their own struggles

  • No One Antidepressant Raises Suicide Risk More Than Others
    Study doesn't find any particular class of these medications more safe

  • Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids
    Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

  • Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks
    Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

  • Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
    Called a gentler form of electroshock, treatment yielded 'watershed' results, researcher says

  • Antidepressants May Improve Heart Health
    Patients taking SSRIs had reduced risk of blood clots, hardened arteries, study found

  • Chocolate a Sweet Pick-Me-Up for the Depressed
    Consumption rises alongside levels of depression, study finds

  • Health Tip: Coping With Postpartum Depression
    Depression during and after pregnancy

  • Depression and Smoking Go Hand in Hand in U.S.
    Adults more likely to smoke, less likely to quit if depressed, CDC finds

  • Kids' Suicide Risk Same for All Antidepressants
    Findings support FDA's 'black box' warning on all SSRIs, researchers say

  • Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever
    Health experts see this as troubling individually and for society

  • Brain Glitch May Raise Some Girls' Odds of Depression
    Study finds neural deficit in processing rewards and pleasure

  • Help for Depressed Latinos Often Hampered by Stigma
    Many poor patients unlikely to try to combat mental illness, study finds

  • U.K. Veterinarians at Quadrupled Risk for Suicide
    Attitudes on life and death, access to lethal drugs may contribute, study suggests

  • End-of-Life Care Planning Eases Stress for Relatives
    Advance directive improves odds that wishes will be followed, study shows

  • Combination Treatment May Help Depressed Alcoholics
    Taking antidepressant plus naltrexone improves odds of not drinking, researchers say

  • Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
    People with SAD may be more affected by the shift in daylight, experts say

  • Survey May Help Docs Diagnose Mood Disorders
    It identified anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder in most cases, study finds

  • Shift Work Can Put a Crimp on Sleep
    If changing jobs isn't an option, modifying behavior may help, expert says

  • Psychotherapy Can Help People With Lupus Cope
    After 10 sessions, anxiety, depression and stress lessened, researchers say

  • Gene Variant May Help Some Overcome Adversity
    It appears to disconnect the link between stress and death risk, researchers say

  • Bans on Same-Sex Marriage May Affect Mental Health
    Where voters prohibited gays from marrying, psychiatric disorders escalated, researchers find

  • People With Asthma More Likely to Be Depressed
    Study finds rates of psychological distress twice as high in those with airway disease

  • Obesity and Depression: A Vicious Circle?
    Study finds that one encourages the other, but early intervention can help

  • Happy People More Likely to Try Something New
    Familiar things may comfort those feeling blue, but are boring for those in a positive mood, study finds

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Delay Developmental Milestones
    Children exposed in womb slower to sit without support, walk, study finds

  • Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
    In study, response rate almost 20 percent higher with depression-specific acupuncture

  • Chronic Migraines Take a Greater Toll
    Study finds that headache frequency affects finances and overall health

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression
    They make depression after pregnancy more likely

  • Strong 'Sweet Tooth' in Kids Tied to Family's Mental Health
    Tots with highest 'bliss point' have depression, alcoholism in family, study finds

  • Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer
    Patients should avoid taking the two drugs together, researchers say

  • Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis
    Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

  • Depression in Pregnancy May Lead to Antisocial Teens
    To break unhealthy cycle, some moms-to-be may need special support, researchers say

  • Untreated, Mild May Become Major Depression
    Early symptoms should not be seen as benign, experts say

  • Internet Addicts More Prone to Depression
    It's unclear which comes first, study says

  • Genetic Variants in Depressed People Raise Suicide Risk
    Certain mutations increase the likelihood nearly fivefold, study finds

  • Antidepressants After Stroke May Boost Mental Ability
    Patients taking Lexapro had better thinking, learning and memory skills after 12 weeks of treatment, researchers report

  • Workers Fear Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Care
    Employers urged to do more to remove barriers to treatment

  • Antidepressants May Complicate Breast-Feeding
    SSRIs appear to delay lactation in new moms, researchers find

  • Stress, Anxiety Can Up Risk of Depression in Pregnancy
    Timely diagnosis will reduce harm to mother and baby, researchers say

  • Why Antidepressants Don't Work for Everyone
    Level of 'autoreceptors' is the key, say researchers working with mice

  • Migraine, Depression May Have Genetic Link
    Study found those who had migraines more likely to suffer depression

  • Men, Women Respond to Stress Differently
    Finding calls for gender-specific treatments for some diseases, researchers say

  • New Approaches Could Bring Better Depression Treatments
    Research suggests current meds aren't always reaching correct targets in the brain

  • Severely Depressed Gain Most from Antidepressants
    But that's no reason to avoid meds for more moderate cases, expert says

  • Most Depressed Adults Going Without Treatment
    Mexican Americans most likely to get no treatment or be undertreated, study finds

  • Depressed People Can't Hold Onto Happiness
    Novel study found they could feel good, just couldn't sustain positive feelings

  • Antidepressants May Raise Women's Stroke Risk
    But the bump in odds is small and shouldn't worry most users, researcher says

  • Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health
    Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

  • Lead Exposure May Affect Mental Health
    As levels increase, so does depression, anxiety and panic disorder, study finds

  • Antidepressants May Change Your Personality
    Depressed patients on Paxil became more extraverted and less neurotic, study finds

  • Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
    These compulsive users also feel depressed or anxious when not online

  • Fear of Anxiety May Lead to Depression
    Some become so worried about what might happen that they develop other symptoms, researchers find

  • Loneliness May Be Catching
    Study suggests that 'less affirming,' isolating behaviors jump from friend to friend

  • Seniors May Need Help Overcoming Holiday Blues
    Experts offer tips to help lift spirits, recognize signs of depression

  • Mom's Depression May Worsen Child's Asthma
    Fatigue, forgetfulness could lead mothers to overlook needed care, study finds

  • Depression May Up Death Risk to That of Smoking
    Expert says findings support link between mental and physical health

  • Single-Sex Cardiac Rehab Helps Depressed Women
    All-female group had better success rates than traditional program, study finds

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
    Signs that you should seek help

  • Brain Stimulation May Ease Treatment-Resistant Depression
    Small study reports some people went from incapacitated to working again

  • Depression May Blur Memory of Aches and Pains
    Expert suggests having people write down symptoms as they occur

  • Psychotherapy Beats Light Treatment for SAD
    Study finds it easier, more effective therapy for seasonal affective disorder

  • Phone Counseling for Depression Rings With Promise
    Talk sessions plus psychotherapy offer most benefit, study finds

  • Depression Often Goes Untreated in Working Moms
    Health insurance, employee assistance could help mothers get treatment, researchers say

  • Constant Light Linked to Symptoms of Depression
    Unnatural light cycles could have health consequences, study finds

  • Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
    Mind-body therapies increase odds of pregnancy, studies find

  • Fish Oil Supplements Don't Help Depressed Heart Patients
    Those who took them with antidepressant fared same as those who didn't

  • Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
    Study finds measurable health benefits for those with easy access to nature

  • Suicidal Thoughts May Vary by Antidepressant
    Men face higher risk when taking nortriptyline than escitalopram, study finds

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson's
    Treatment tested in monkeys addresses only motor issues, though, experts say

  • Battered Women's Ills Go Beyond Bruises
    Victims of abuse may get headaches, chest pain, infections and other health woes, study finds

  • Recession Adds to Ranks of Americans With Depression
    Being unemployed or underemployed puts mental health at risk, survey finds

  • Troubled Minds Can Mean Wider Waistlines
    Repeat episodes of anxiety, depression tied to weight gain, study finds

  • Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction
    In a wired world, obsessive use is likely to increase, experts say

  • Antidepressants May Be Linked to Birth Problems
    Moms-to-be taking SSRIs had double the risk of early delivery, study finds

  • Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Depression
    Lower incidence seen in Spanish study

  • Hairstylists Often Privy to Older Clients' Health Issues
    Some see chance to steer them towards local elder services, report suggests

  • Heart Patients Benefit From At-Home Care, Study Finds
    Improvements seen in depression, quality of life

  • Antidepressants Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns
    Certain drugs increase the possibility of septal malformation, researchers find

  • Predicting Postpartum Depression May Be Possible
    Spanish researchers report 80 percent success with their method

  • Drinking, Weight, Depression Linked in Young Women: Study
    Treatment for one of these issues should take into account the others, report says

  • Depression May Hasten Cancer Death
    Psychological screenings and treatment are warranted: study

  • Health Tip: Are You Pregnant and Depressed?
    Certain factors may increase your risk

  • Severe, Lasting Depression Tied to Heart Patient Deaths
    For those who have been hospitalized, risk may double over 7 years, research shows

  • Depressed Teens Continue to Suffer
    Those with mild depression more likely to suffer major episode later, researchers say

  • Non-Drinkers More Likely to Be Anxious, Depressed
    Teetotalers may experience social exclusion, have health problems, study suggests

  • Fear of Job Loss May Be Worse Than Loss Itself
    Workers who constantly worried reported poorer health overall, study shows

  • How Bad Feelings Can Harm Your Health
    Studies show impact of apathy, hopelessness on cardiovascular disease

  • Depression's Effect on Pleasure Is Real
    Using scans, researchers spot changes in the way the brain responds to music

  • Web-Based Psychotherapy Can Work
    Finding could help bring treatment to thousands who need it, experts say

  • Treat Mind, Body in RA Patients: Study
    Rheumatoid arthritis pain subsided when depression and inflammation were addressed

  • Suicide Risk With Antidepressants Falls With Age
    Study reiterates that young are most vulnerable

  • Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders
    Researchers identified early risk factors and patterns of development

  • Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke
    Therapy plus antidepressants improves mood and recovery, study finds

  • U.S. Spending on Mental Health Care Soaring
    Rate of increase now outstrips that for heart disease, cancer, data shows

  • Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled
    Study also finds increases in use of other psychotropic medications

  • Psych Drugs Gaining Widespread Acceptance
    But Americans surveyed also expect meds to relieve stress, personal troubles, researchers caution

  • Depression Poses Pregnancy Risks
    Condition, which affects mom and baby alike, may be more common than many think

  • Many Veterans Need Mental Health Care
    Those returning from Iraq may not show sign of problems right away, study notes

  • Family History Key to Psychiatric Disorder Risk
    A look at the relatives reveals clues about course of illness, prognosis, research shows

  • Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning
    Reports link Chantix and Zyban to risk of psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts

  • Sad Dads May Lead to Crying Infants
    More factors should be considered than depression among moms, experts say

  • Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart
    Two new studies show effects on angina and mortality

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients
    Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk

  • Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks
    Expert thinks pre-pregnancy mood could partly explain disparity in birth rate

  • Study Refutes Depression Gene Finding
    But stressful life events can trigger the condition, researchers say

  • Drug May Stem Slide Into Alzheimer's for Some
    Aricept did not help others with mild memory loss, study finds

  • If Mom or Dad Is Depressed, Kids Need Help Too
    Coordinated assessment and care for all family members is warranted: report

  • Early Bedtime May Help Stave Off Teen Depression
    Extra sleep quells suicidal thoughts as well, study finds

  • Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids
    Nappers have less hyperactivity, depression and anxiety, research suggests

  • Insomnia and Anxiety May Be Genetically Linked
    Study of twins finds those with depression have trouble sleeping

  • When Parents Fight, Children Often End Up With Scars
    Witnessing violent relationship may lead to poor mental health, researchers say

  • Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly
    Doctors should carefully screen older patients before prescribing, researcher says

  • New Program May Help Teens at High Risk for Depression
    Behavioral approach was less effective if parent was depressed during child's treatment

  • Some Antidepressants May Thwart Tamoxifen's Effect on Breast Cancer
    Women should seek alternatives to SSRIs for hot flashes, studies suggest

  • Depression Treatment Wanes Following FDA Warnings
    Advisories led to 'unintended consequences,' researchers say

  • Stigma Keeps Teens From Depression Treatment
    Barriers to care include worries about family's reaction, study finds

  • Tailored Treatments Effective for Depression Due to Pain
    Drug, counseling combo helps patients manage their symptoms, study finds

  • Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better
    Survey finds many women use spending sprees to boost emotional well-being in hard times

  • Study Links Cancerous Tumors With Depression
    Research with rats finds biological tie between growths and mood changes

  • Depression Hits 1 in 13 American Adults
    And a third never get treatment, new government study finds

  • Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age
    With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

  • Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
    Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests

  • Not All Caregivers Are Stressed and Depressed
    Some discover satisfaction in challenging role, survey finds

  • Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression
    Electrodes may switch off illness-linked activity in certain areas, researchers say

  • Maternal Depression Has Negative Effect on Infants' Sleep
    But study suggests disturbances reversible with behavioral, environmental changes

  • Organ Failure, Sedative Use in ICU May Lead to Depression
    Study examines why people suffer mood disorder after discharge

  • Poor Health Linked to PTSD Risk Among Vets
    Risk highest for those with low mental and physical scores, study says

  • Sleep May Be Cause, Not Consequence, of Cancer Issues
    Researchers suggest treating insomnia as a way to address pain

  • Heart Disease and Depression Up Heart Failure Risk
    Use of antidepressants makes little difference, study finds

  • Study Challenges Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD
    Findings suggest many factors contribute to stress disorder, not just fear during trauma

  • As Work Stress Rises, So May Depression
    But whether jobs trigger psychological woes or vice versa is unclear, expert says

  • FDA Panel Snubs Seroquel as 1st Choice Depression Treatment
    Safety concerns mean the drug should only be used when other medications don't work, advisers say

  • Psychotherapy Can Ease Post-Surgical Depression
    Two techniques worked for patients after heart bypass procedures, study finds

  • Mothers of Multiples May Face Higher Depression Risk
    Hopkins researchers find that few new moms seek help for symptoms

  • Health Tip: Depression Among Seniors
    Here's a list of possible risk factors

  • U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health
    Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

  • Brain 'Thinning' May Indicate Susceptibility to Depression
    Cognitive problems also might be linked to right hemisphere thickness, study finds

  • Symbyax Approved for Treatment-Resistant Depression
    For people who don't respond to other antidepressants

  • Lexapro Approved for Adolescent Depression
    For people aged 12 to 17 with major depressive disorder

  • Antidepressant Use Tied to Cardiac Death in Women
    But the drugs may indicate more severe depression, rather than direct cause-and-effect, researchers say

  • Drinking May Trigger Genetic Marker for Depression
    But it still hasn't been determined whether one disorder causes the other, study notes

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Depression After Pregnancy
    How to help get rid of the blues

  • Girls' Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression
    Early elementary school interventions could identify those most at risk, study says

  • Diabetes Linked to Depression During and After Pregnancy
    Study was based on more than 11,000 low-income mothers

  • 1 in 10 Ex-NFL Players Used Steroids, Poll Reports
    Finding comes from confidential survey in research that highlights drugs' damage to long-term health

  • Report Urges Broader Effort to Stem Emotional Disorders in Youth
    Mental health tab costs U.S. about $247 billion a year, experts say

  • Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise
    Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nation

  • SSRI Antidepressants May Lower Adult Suicide Risk
    But their effect on depressed individuals under 25 remains unclear, researchers say

  • Teen TV Time Tied to Adult Depression
    More exposure meant more symptoms, study found

  • Blood Test May Predict Postpartum Depression
    Measuring hormone could find three-fourths of women at risk, study claims

  • Zoloft, Lexapro the Best of Newer Antidepressants
    Review looked at 12 drugs, 117 studies and 25,000 patients to arrive at ranking

  • Caring Counseling May Ease Postpartum Depression
    But more severe bouts may require intensive care, one expert says

  • Common Genes Link Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
    Large Swedish study suggests reappraisal of conditions as distinct entities needed

  • Certain Antidepressants Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    Tricyclic medications helped with pain, fatigue and depression, study shows

  • With Depression, Vets Face Higher Suicide Risk
    Experts urge more attention be paid after hospital discharge

  • Take the Holiday to the Hospital
    Sharing a favorite ritual might ease a friend or family member's stay

  • Blue and Broke for the Holidays
    Economic woes ratchet up mental health problems already more common this time of year

  • Hormones Boost Frequency of Women's Migraine With Aura
    Mouse study finds 2 genes likely behind spread of depression with these headaches

  • Quitting Smoking Tougher on Women
    If pounds add up, some get nervous and start puffing again, study says

  • Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery
    Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship

  • Depression, Anxiety Hinder Quality of Life After Stroke
    Rehab efforts should focus on coping styles to boost outcomes, study says

  • Alzheimer's Drugs Also Treat Behavioral, Psych Problems
    Therapy effective at same dosage used to improve cognitive impairment, study says

  • Older Drugs Better at Fighting Depression in Parkinson's Patients
    Study finds more success when multiple brain receptors are targeted

  • Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior
    Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

  • Helping Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues
    Depression can be a common problem this time of year, experts say

  • Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk
    But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets
    Government report notes problems include dementia, aggression, depression

  • Depression Linked to Increase in Abdominal Fat
    Dutch researchers made the connection after studying adults ages 70 to 79

  • Low Childhood IQ Tied to Risk of Later Mental Disorders
    While mechanism is unclear, findings may help improve treatment for psychiatric problems

  • Depression's Behavior Changes Linked to Heart Risks
    But lifestyle modifications, especially exercise, can cut the odds, study says

  • 2nd Generation Antidepressants Prove Effective
    New guideline from American College of Physicians calls them equally good

  • Study Questions Screening Heart Attack Patients for Depression
    International experts say there isn't enough evidence to prove its value

  • Depression Heightens Sensitivity to Pain
    MRI reveals relationship between mental condition and reaction to physical discomfort

  • Gene Mutation May Cause Some Cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Finding could help identify people who'd respond to light therapy, study says

  • Black Heart Patients Treated Less for Depression
    Only half as likely as white patients to receive therapy, study finds

  • Depression During Pregnancy May Cause Premature Birth
    And preterm birth is leading cause of infant mortality, study notes

  • Tests May ID Older Patients at Risk for Post-Op Delirium
    Underlying depression and less cognitive flexibility could be warning signs, study says

  • Brain Chemical Could Spur Lovesickness
    A monogamous rodent could shed light on romantic loss

  • Inactive Teens at Risk for More Behavioral Problems
    Exercise reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety in adults, too, study says

  • NeuroStar Depression Therapy Cleared
    Targets nerve cells with magnetic pulses

  • Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
    Study suggests poor self-care partly to blame

  • Children as Young as 4 Can Develop OCD
    Full-blown obsessive symptoms seen in both younger, older children, study finds

  • Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law May Overlook Depressed Patients
    Study finds 1 in 4 terminally ill not getting treatment that could influence decision

  • Group Urges Depression Screening for Heart Patients
    They face twice the risk of second cardiac event 1 to 2 years later

  • Psychotherapy Works Best Over the Long Term
    Study finds real benefit to continued treatment, but insurance companies often balk at cost

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths
    But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

  • Common Gene Mutation Lowers Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    Study found missing section protected against psychiatric illness

  • Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
    It improved mood, pain symptoms more than simple touch, concludes study

  • Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals
    Could help in treatment of Parkinson's, epilepsy and depression, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Depression in Seniors
    Recognize the warning signs

  • Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry
    Finding may help shed light on postpartum depression in those choosing Caesareans

  • Depressed Moms in Violent Homes Twice as Likely to Hit Kids
    Spousal arguing also increased frequency with which mothers slapped children, study says

  • 9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years
    Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

  • Serotonin Transporter Levels May Explain Winter Blues
    More of brain chemical removed in fall and winter, when there's less sunlight, study finds

  • 3 Questions Can Spot Possible Postpartum Depression
    Study found quick screen was as good as conventional testing

  • Brain's Serotonin May Explain Seasonal Mood Changes
    Higher binding potential in winter could clarify why people feel down when sun shines less

  • Youth Suicides Continue to Rise in U.S.
    One reason may be reluctance to prescribe antidepressants, study suggests

  • Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss
    Moderate weekly activity showed benefits even a year after routine was stopped, study says

  • Scientists ID Pathway That Makes Antipsychotic Drugs Work
    Finding could aid drug manufacturers in development of new therapies

  • Antipsychotic Drug Use Up in Elderly Despite Warnings
    Canadian study suggests cautions fail to alert docs to effectiveness of alternative therapies

  • Antidepressant Use Tied to Poorer Driving
    But experts aren't sure if the pills, or underlying depression, are to blame

  • Diabetes Onset, Severity Tied to Cognitive Problems
    Disease may contribute to neuronal damage, brain atrophy, study suggests

  • Older Patients With Cancer at Heightened Suicide Risk
    3 studies urge better management of patients' emotional distress to improve quality of life

  • For Psychiatrists, Talk Therapy Falling by Wayside
    Study finds managed care, more medications have led psychiatrists to drop this approach

  • Taking Depression to Heart
    Physical symptoms of the mood disorder are linked to thickening arteries

  • Family History May Add to Alzheimer's Puzzle
    Genes play only a part of underlying risk for dementia, study suggests

  • Possible Cause of Postpartum Depression Pinpointed
    Mouse study implicates GABA receptors in the central nervous system

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Protect Against Alzheimer's
    Patients taking ARBs 45% less likely to have delirium, be in nursing homes, die

  • Antidepressant Scripts Up 16 Million Over 3-Year Period
    Psychiatrists wrote 29% of new orders, followed by GPs and primary care docs, survey finds

  • Viagra May Boost Female Libido in Some Cases
    Study suggests sildenafil may reduce sexual dysfunction for women taking antidepressants

  • When Babies Die, Obstetricians Suffer, Too
    Stillbirths, infant deaths caused one in 10 docs to consider giving up practice, survey says

  • Research Finds Causal Link Between Ending Drinking, Depression
    But giving mice on the wagon an antidepressant restored brain's ability to make new cells

  • Gene Variations May Predict Antidepressant Response
    Finding could help advance individualized medicine for psychiatric patients

  • Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition
    CDC survey found heart patients report lower quality of life, poorer outlook

  • Do Antidepressants Make Bones Brittle?
    Studies suggest an increased fracture risk in people who take the medications

  • Melanoma Drug Boosts Recurrence-Free Survival
    Pegylated inteferon cut risk 15% but did not reduce overall mortality rates

  • Breast-Conserving Surgery Leaves Many Cancer Patients Disappointed
    Poor aesthetic outcome after lumpectomy linked to depression, fear, study finds

  • Pregnancy Alone Not A Risk for Mental Health Problems
    But certain subset did show raised risk for psychiatric disorders, study finds

  • Popular Antidepressants Linked to GI Bleeding
    And the risk seems bigger if certain painkillers are used, study says

  • Hallucinogen Gives Lasting Spiritual Boost
    Psilocybin may help treat patients with cancer, depression, drug abuse, study says

  • Health Tip: Depression Among Teens
    Factors that increase their risk

  • Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis
    Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

  • Overtime Work Tied to Anxiety, Depression
    Rates were higher among less-skilled and those with lower incomes, study finds

  • Diabetes and Depression Go Hand-in-Hand
    And doctors need to be aware of the connection, study says

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Loss
    Study finds disorder shrinks brain cells much the way alcohol, Alzheimer's do

  • Adding Light Eases Behavioral Problems of Dementia
    Study found it fixed circadian rhythms, helped with depression, agitation in elderly

  • Bipolar Teens at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse
    They're more likely to smoke, abuse drugs, alcohol, study finds

  • Exposure Therapy Effective in Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress
    It eased anxiety, corrected belief that reliving memories must be avoided, study concludes

  • Antidepressants May Prevent Depression After Stroke
    Problem-solving therapy could also make a difference, study shows

  • Asthma Associated With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts
    Anxiety over disability, discomfort may be driving factor, study suggests

  • 9/11 Workers Face Chronic Mental Impairment
    Stress levels comparable to those seen in returning Afghanistan war veterans, study says

  • Depression, PTSD Common Among Lung Transplant Patient Caregivers
    They're 4 to 5 times more likely to suffer symptoms, but trained counselors could help

  • Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression in Older Adults
    Poor levels also cause increase in serum parathyroid hormone readings, study says

  • Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls
    After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

  • Migraine Medications May Cause 'Serotonin Syndrome'
    Rare disorder can lead to muscle spasms, fever, sweating and nausea, study finds

  • Health Tip: Signs of Depression
    It's more than just a case of the blues

  • Mental Illness Costs U.S. Billions in Lost Earnings
    Study say figures are most likely too conservative

  • Several Therapies Show Promise for Vascular Depression
    Found in patients over 60, condition associated with loss of blood supply to the brain

  • Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood
    Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

  • Unraveling the Link Between Genes and Environment
    Findings could one day lead to better treatments for depression, experts say

  • Suffering of Heart Failure Similar to Cancer
    Same kind of palliative care may be needed, researcher says

  • Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients
    Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

  • Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors May Be Gender-Specific
    French study finds depression, stroke key factors in progression toward dementia

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Severely Depressed
    Minimally invasive therapy improves symptoms for treatment-resistant patients, study finds

  • Omega-3 Benefits for Bipolar Disorder Remain Unclear
    Review finds patients had less severe depression but no change in mania symptoms

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Pneumonia in Elderly
    Mechanism unclear, but nursing home study says risk greatest week after meds begin

  • Talk Therapy Proves Effective for Terminal Cancer Patients
    Supportive group therapy diminished depression almost as much as drug treatments

  • Breast-Feeding While on Seizure Meds Doesn't Harm Babies
    Study finds no negative impact on children's cognitive development

  • Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young
    Research may explain antidepressants' effectiveness

  • Diabetes in Middle Age Raises Alzheimer's Risk
    Researchers speculate that insulin problems could damage blood vessels in the brain

  • Too Little Sleep Leads to Too Much Weight for Kids
    And some parents may unsuspectingly contribute to their child's sleep problems, researchers say

  • Antipsychotic Drug Boosts Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes
    French study in rats finds olanzapine changes metabolism in weeks

  • Depression and Alzheimer's Risk Linked
    But exact nature of the association isn't clear, study finds

  • One-Third of Dementia Cases Laid to Small Blood Vessel Damage
    Findings back control of hypertension, diabetes that may contribute to cumulative effects

  • Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications
    At-risk patients need care to avoid heart disease, cancer, task force report says

  • Persistent Insomnia Leads to Depression in Young Adults
    When it lasts 2 weeks or more, it predicts major episodes, study finds

  • Obesity Drug Shows Mixed Success Against Atherosclerosis
    Hope is that Acomplia might help fight coronary disease

  • Depression After Stroke Can Be Debilitating
    Prevents return to work almost as often as physical disability does, study shows

  • Social Problems in Youth Contribute to Anxiety, Depression
    Those accepted early on by friends grow up healthier than those rejected, study says

  • Know Suicide's Warning Signs
    More people likely to take their lives in the spring, doctors say

  • Music as Medicine
    Music therapy can help reduce anxiety and improve physical health

  • Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag
    Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve

  • Scientists Spot Biochemical Sign of Depression
    Could lead to quick blood test that would show whether an antidepressant is working

  • Possible Reason for Rimonabant's Side Effects Discovered
    Weight-loss drug not approved in U.S. may block brain receptor among some users

  • Depression After a Heart Attack Dangerous for Years
    Study finds long-lasting increased risk of death, but no clear explanation why

  • Older Men With Low Testosterone Face Greater Depression Risk
    Three times more likely to have mood disorder than those with higher hormone levels

  • Depression Raised Risk of Subsequent Pregnancies Among Black Teen Moms
    49% carried second baby within 2 years of the first, study finds

  • Groups Issue New Dementia Drug Guidelines
    Review finds little difference in effectiveness of 5 drugs currently available

  • Only Severely Depressed Benefit From Antidepressants: Study
    But some mental-health experts dispute the findings

  • Health Tip: Depression in Children
    Here are some warning signs

  • Biomarkers for Mood May Alter Psychiatric Treatments
    Study finds blood can used to diagnose severity of bipolar illness

  • New Hope for Depressed Teens
    Study finds that if first antidepressant doesn't work, try a second and add psychotherapy

  • Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression

  • Marijuana Use Among MS Patients Raises Risk for Cognitive, Mood Problems
    Study found slowed information-processing, increase in depression, anxiety

  • Depression in Young Doctors Tied to Medication Errors
    Findings show trainees 6 times more likely to make mistakes

  • Older Women More Likely to Suffer Depression
    Study found their male peers were better off in this regard

  • New Guideline Urges Screening for Fall Risk
    Those with poor balance, dementia, vision loss most in peril, group says

  • Key Risk Factors for Suicide Consistent Across Globe
    Sex, age, education, mental health and marital status underpin findings of 17-nation study

  • FDA Warns Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Suicide Risk
    Agency will ask drug makers to put warning labels on entire class of medicines

  • Middle Age a Low Point for Most
    Study found age 44 marked the peak of depression for people around the globe

  • Health Tip: Don't Suddenly Stop Taking an Antidepressant
    It can cause unpleasant side effects

  • Genetics May Determine Antidepressants' Effectiveness
    German researchers identify 11 variants that seem to influence outcome

  • Older Surgical Patients Face Greater Risk of Cognitive Problems
    They're also more apt to die within a year, but education had protective effect, study found

  • Antidepressant Effectiveness Probably Overstated: Report
    Researchers unclear on whether it's reluctance to submit or reluctance to publish negative findings

  • Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma
    Study finds moms with persistent depression, anxiety more likely to have children with airway disease

  • Depression, Obesity Coexist in Many Middle-Aged Women
    Those 40 to 65 twice as likely to find either symptom fuels the other, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Postpartum Depression
    What may be behind unhappy feelings after giving birth

  • Youth Suicide Warnings Are Slowing Antidepressant Sales
    Study finds drop in SSRI prescriptions for children and adults

  • Antidepressants Help HIV-Infected Patients Stick to Treatment
    Depression can cause many to skip their medicines, experts note

  • Relatives of Parkinson's Patients at Higher Psychiatric Risk
    This suggests a link between the illness and depression, anxiety disorders, researchers say

  • Happy Marriage Eases Wife's Workday Tension
    But marriage quality had no effect on working men's stress, study found

  • 'Easy Does It' Eases Holiday Stress
    Take time to relax and keep hassles in perspective, experts advise

  • Maintaining Routine Can Chase Holiday Blues Away
    The season is stressful, but simple steps can help you cope

  • Brain Center May Link Addiction, Mental Illness
    The two conditions often occur together, scientists note

  • Health Tip: Holiday Blues?
    Suggestions that may help

  • Treating Depression Cuts Diabetes Death Risk
    The two conditions are sometimes closely linked, research suggests

  • Cancer Patients Hold Fast to Belief That Opioids Mean Death
    Docs need to educate that drugs such as morphine are more than just a last resort

  • How to Spot, and Beat, the Holiday Blues
    Elderly may be especially prone to depression this time of year, experts say

  • Depressed Moms' Kids at Higher Injury Risk
    Boys, especially, were also more likely to 'act out', study found

  • Many Katrina Survivors Suffered Psychological Symptoms
    Mood, anxiety disorders hit almost half of New Orleans residents in months after the disaster, study found

  • Younger Veterans at Greater Suicide Risk
    Study also found that post-traumatic stress disorder had a 'protective' effect

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Depression in Alzheimer's Patients
    May include feeling worthless, not eating

  • Antidepressants Boost GI Bleeding Risk
    And the danger rises if the drugs are used with certain painkillers, study finds

  • Meditation a Quick Fix for Stress
    Small study involving Chinese undergraduates showed significant benefit

  • Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey
    Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

  • Stressful Jobs Hard on the Heart
    High anxiety, low control double recurrent heart attack risk, study finds

  • As Sunlight Fades, Look Out for SAD
    Seasonal affective disorder sets in in the fall, experts say

  • Drug Plus Psychotherapy Best Treatment for Depressed Teens
    This strategy beat out either therapy alone, researchers found

  • 15% of Women Struggle With Pregnancy-Related Depression
    Doctors need to be more proactive in diagnosing the condition, study says

  • Genes Might Predispose Antidepressant Users to Suicidal Thoughts
    Someday, DNA tests might spot those most at risk, experts say

  • Treatment Programs Benefit Depressed Workers
    Study found significant improvement in symptoms and productivity

  • Doctors Often Fail to Spot Suicidal Patients
    Actresses posing as depressed, distraught were seldom questioned, study found

  • Depression Pushes Middle-Aged Workers to Retire
    Study finds it's often a key factor in the decision

  • Mental Health Woes Strike Half of Cancer Patients
    Listening to patients is key to helping them feel better, researchers say

  • Depression May Be World's Most Disabling Disease
    Global study finds it takes bigger toll than other chronic conditions

  • Experimental Antidepressants Offer Faster Relief
    But initial research involved only rats; clinical trials involving people are next step

  • Stressed-Out Moms Carry Babies on the Right
    Finding could help head off postpartum depression, study suggests

  • Parental Stress Can Keep Kids Obese
    Helping children slim down may mean helping parents, study finds

  • Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
    1 in 5 report symptoms of anxiety, depression once back home

  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms
    Experts suggest a shutdown on such pitches to the public

  • Brain Chemical Could Help Beat Back Despair
    Mouse study suggests boosting the substance might fight mental ills

  • Brain Circuitry Trouble May Explain Depression
    Rat study could reveal why the illness varies so much between patients

  • Suicide Attempts Fall After Depression Treatment Begins
    Finding suggests drugs' benefits for depressed people outweigh any potential for harm

  • Mom's Antidepressant Use Poses Little Danger to Baby
    There's only a very small increase in birth defect risk, two studies show

  • SARS May Have Left Mental Scars
    Canadian patients showed declines in emotional health one year later, study found

  • Antidepressants Linked to Bone Loss
    2 studies turn up similar results in both women and men

  • Stress Linked to Memory Decline
    Worry, anxiety or depression may lead to mild cognitive impairment, study says

  • Postpartum Depression: A Risk for New Dads, Too
    In one large study, 10 percent of fathers reported symptoms

  • Yoga May Help Treat Depression, Anxiety Disorders
    Brain scans showed boost in valuable brain chemical, study says

  • Health Tip: When Teens Are Depressed
    Don't try to get through it alone

  • Researchers ID Genes for Some Common Diseases
    They include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease; finding could revolutionize medicine, expert says

  • Marriage of Great Benefit to the Depressed
    It provides a big boost to their emotional health, study finds

  • Poor Bond With Siblings May Boost Depression Risk
    The exact nature of the link isn't clear, study's authors say

  • Treating the Mind Eases Irritable Bowel
    Hypnotherapy, antidepressants can all work, experts say

  • Unfair Treatment Can Harm the Heart
    Sense of injustice raises heart attack risk, study finds

  • Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Under-Recognized
    And only about 40% of patients receive proper meds, study finds

  • Teens With Migraines at Greater Risk of Suicide
    Almost half have at least one psychiatric disorder, study finds

  • Migraines Can Signal Psychiatric Woes in Returning Iraq Vets
    Headache sufferers twice as prone to PTSD or depression, study finds

  • FDA Looks to Widen Antidepressant Warnings
    Potential suicide risk would extend to 24-year-olds

  • Depression May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease
    Too often, doctors may blame mood change on impact of diagnosis, experts say

  • Ex-Pro Football Players Struggle With Health Problems
    Depression, chronic pain can contribute to alcohol abuse, financial difficulties, study finds

  • Depression Can Increase Diabetes Risk
    Poor mood may lead to less exercise, worsening diet, researchers suspect

  • Antidepressants Help More Kids Than They Harm
    Largest review of its kind finds benefits outweighing risks

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Can Boost Memory
    It may help patients with severe depression and other disorders, study finds

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Depression
    Suggestions on how to get through it

  • Parental Depression Takes Toll on Kids
    They're more likely to visit emergency rooms, specialists, study finds

  • Antidepressants May Not Help Fight Bipolar Disorder
    Stick to mood stabilizer alone, major new study suggests

  • Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk
    Doctors need to pay more attention to patients' mental health, study suggests

  • Phone-Based Therapy Eases Long-Term Depression
    Study finds patients report satisfaction, better adherence to meds

  • Circadian Rhythm Linked to Bipolar Disorder
    Research with mice offers first insight into possible connection

  • High Rate of Psychiatric Woes in Children Bereaved by 9/11
    Rates of PTSD and other conditions doubled in the years after the attacks, study found

  • Caring for ALS Patient Brings Emotional Strain
    Family caregivers face higher risk of depression than the patient, study finds

  • Social Stress May Kill Off New Brain Cells
    Rat finding suggests link between anxiety, depression

  • Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix
    People with the three conditions are 30% more likely to die, study finds

  • Depression Hits U.S. Blacks Harder Than Whites
    They are more likely to develop severe, intractable illness, study finds

  • Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients
    Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

  • Image Concerns Tied to Depression in Arthritis, Lupus Patients
    Study suggests counseling can minimize fear of deformities, physical limitations

  • Mouse Study Sheds Light on Lupus-Linked Depression
    An "auto-antibody" may impact brain function, research shows

  • Genetic Link to Suicidal Tendencies Nailed Down
    A third study replicates finding that chromosome 2 region plays a vital role

  • Stages of Grief Theory Put to the Test
    Researchers find the bereaved do go through stages, but not necessarily as expected

  • Little Evidence Omega-3 Fights Depression: Study
    Fish oil may contain toxins, so supplement dose rules should be followed, analysis shows

  • Depression Linked to Early Heart Disease
    It may contribute to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Depression that comes and goes with changing seasons

  • Early-Life Factors Raise Risks for Adult Mental Woes
    Low birth weight and a history of child abuse, together, are especially harmful, study finds

  • Scientists Get Closer to Depression's DNA
    Two gene studies could help bring new treatments, experts say

  • Antidepressants Fight Heart Disease-Linked Depression
    Common drug outperformed psychotherapy in trial

  • Antidepressants Linked to Fracture Risk
    Patients should have bone tests before taking SSRIs, study suggests

  • Study Questions 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics
    They're being increasingly prescribed for psychiatric disorders such as depression, dementia

  • Emotional Health Vital to Heart Attack Recovery
    Experts say targeting follow-up care can ease depression, fear in patients

  • Abused Children Face Depression Risk as Adults
    Finding underscores need for quick access to counseling, study says

  • Chronic Headaches Leave Women Prone to Depression
    Researcher says mental state can influence course of pain management

  • Sleep Woes Differ in Depressed Youths
    Study suggests different treatments needed to target specific nocturnal disturbances

  • Preventing Teen Suicide a Tough Challenge
    Spotting it, stopping it a tall order for health-care professionals, experts say

  • Keep a Close Watch on Those Holiday Blues
    Depression in older relatives just as treatable as any other form, expert says

  • FDA Panel Urges Changes to Antidepressant Labeling
    'Black box' warning on suicide risk may be extended beyond children

  • Generic Wellbutrin XL Approved
    Extended-release antidepressant sanctioned for major depressive disorder

  • Genes Can Impact Depression Treatment
    Patients with specific DNA were 40 percent more likely to respond, study found

  • Antidepressants May Up Risk for Attempted, Not Completed, Suicide
    New study could help clear up confusion around SSRI drugs such as Prozac

  • Treating Workers' Depression Helps Companies' Bottom Line
    Initial costs are more than recouped over time, study finds

  • Depression, Mental Woes More Common in First-Time Moms
    The risk is highest in first months after birth, study finds

  • U.S. Asian Immigrants at Lower Mental Health Risk
    Their rate of psychiatric disorder is half those of native-born Americans, study finds

  • Ob/Gyn Group Urges Pregnant Women to Shun Paxil
    Birth defect risk must be balanced against need for depression treatment, experts say

  • Newly Depressed Heart-Attack Patients at Cardiac Risk
    Their odds of second attack are higher than for those with prior history of depression, study finds

  • Holiday Stress Can Be Navigated
    Forget media images and set a course for practicality, expert advises

  • Coping With the Holiday Blues
    Some helpful tips if the season is less than joyful

  • Panic Attacks Exacerbate Diabetes Symptoms
    Those affected had poorer blood-sugar control, study found

  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis Brings Serious Distress
    But too often, cancer's emotional toll is undertreated, research shows

  • Easing Depression Without a Prescription
    Exercise, massage and friends may all fight mild forms of the illness

  • Doctor-Patient Teamwork Can Beat Depression
    Sometimes, success doesn't come until third or fourth therapy, study finds

  • American Blacks Face Comparable Suicide Risk
    Study refutes notion that suicide is a largely 'white' problem

  • Easing Depression May Ease Bone Loss
    In mouse study, antidepressants helped bones bounce back

  • Anxiety Disorders Tied to Physical Illness
    Panic disorders, phobias can help spur arthritis and other ills, study finds

  • Suicide Risk Doubles After Cancer Diagnosis
    Actual numbers are still small, study finds, with men at highest risk

  • Animal Study Links Teen Aggression With Prozac
    It may help explain why some children become agitated, even suicidal, on the drug

  • Prozac May Protect Against Osteoporosis
    The depression drug boosted bone mass in animal study

  • Genes May Dictate Response to Stress
    One gene type fosters depression while another boosts resilience, scientists say

  • 'Real Man' Stereotypes Keep Depressed Men From Treatment
    Older males have an 8-fold higher suicide risk than women, experts note

  • PTSD Can Take Months to Strike Wounded Iraq and Afghanistan Vets
    Finding may offer new insights into treating the emotional disorder

  • Experts Offering Free Mental Health Screenings Oct. 5
    Onset of fall is prime time for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), they note

  • Delaying Chemo After Breast Cancer Surgery Can Be Safe
    However, waiting more than 3 months boosts recurrence risk, researchers warn

  • Patient's Genes May Guide Antidepressant Use
    New study highlights DNA's importance to drug response

  • Post-Stroke Depression Undertreated
    Only 1 in 5 patients get antidepressants, study finds

  • Married Parents Show Better Mental Health
    Study found higher rates of depression, violence among unmarried couples

  • Genes Play Role in Hair-Pulling Disorder
    Specific mutations may encourage trichotillomania, researchers say

  • Nicotine Helps Banish Depression
    Study finds an effect, but researchers advise against smoking

  • Support Shields Kids from Racist Slurs
    Family, friends act as buffer against discrimination, study shows

  • Prozac in Streams Endangering Mussels
    Drug ends up in waste water, upsets crustaceans' breeding

  • U.S. Medical Students Endure Daily Harrassment
    Mental abuse by higher-ups ingrained in doctors' training, study finds

  • Bipolar Disorder Takes Heavy Toll on Workplace
    Condition costs U.S. businesses $14 billion per year, study finds

  • Campaign Connects Hurricane Survivors With Mental Health Services
    A year after Katrina, many are still suffering, experts say

  • Drug Trial Shows Some Gains Against Major Depression
    But the benefits were relatively small, indicating need for newer medications

  • Mental Health Woes Doubled After Katrina
    But largest survey to date also found new resilience, sense of community

  • Common Drugs Fight Postpartum Depression
    Zoloft, nortriptyline prove equally effective in trial

  • Depressed? Marriage May Help, Study Says
    But it's no substitute for standard depression treatment, experts agree

  • Older HIV Patients Take Medication More Regularly
    Cholesterol, blood sugar, kidney problems and depression need special attention in those over 50

  • First Generic Version of Effexor Approved
    A popular antidepressant

  • Postpartum Depression Hits Dads, Too
    Study finds 10 percent of new fathers struggle with the condition

  • Antidepressants Do Raise Kids' Suicide Risk: Study
    Finding supports recent FDA moves to highlight the drugs' dangers

  • Brain Activity Predicts Treatment Results for Depression
    Study suggests patients' beliefs, other factors draw better picture of successful drug therapy

  • Tsunami Survivors Depressed and Anxious: Studies
    Depression, stress disorder and anxiety still higher than normal 9 months after disaster

  • Does Clearing Plaque From Brain Artery Ease Depression?
    Inserting stents improved blood flow, but some question whether the surgery deserves the credit

  • Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's
    Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

  • Generic Zoloft Approved
    Among top-selling U.S. drugs

  • Inexpensive Mail-Out Can Help Fight Depression
    People who received specially designed brochure experienced fewer symptoms, study found

  • Antidepressants May Boost Sleep Disorder
    REM Sleep Behavior Disorder involves violent dreams, often acted out

  • Antidepressants Do Prevent Suicides, Researchers Contend
    Study refutes notion that SSRIs such as Prozac boost the risk to users

  • Try the No-Sweat Solution to Better Health
    Even moderate physical activity brings big rewards, experts say

  • Wellbutrin XL Approved for Seasonal Depression
    For people with history of the winter blues

  • Antidepressants Can Increase Diabetes Risk in Certain Cases
    Study: Those already at high risk for type 2 boost chances by taking drugs to fight depression

  • Whistle While You Recuperate
    Music therapy promotes health and healing, experts say

  • Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring
    Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Post-Baby Blues
    Suggestions for postpartum depression

  • Nerve-Based Depression Treatment May Take a Year to Work
    But vagal nerve stimulation can bring real results, experts say

  • Depressed Boys More Likely to Smoke as Adults
    It may be a form of self-medicating, researchers suggest

  • High-Carb Drink Eases SAD Symptoms
    Study finds it helps those with seasonal depression

  • Research Reveals How Prozac Triggers New Brain Cell Growth
    It points to one way SSRI drugs may fight depression, experts say

  • Bullying Keeps Overweight Kids From Exercise
    It's an overlooked barrier to helping children get healthier, study finds

  • Colicky Babies Boost Postpartum Depression Risk in Moms
    Women with fussy newborns face twice the risk of the disorder, study finds

  • Zoloft Helps Diabetics Fight Depression
    Antidepressant eases symptoms and postpones relapse, study finds

  • Younger Women Prone to Depression After Heart Attack
    40% struggle with the condition, which can hamper recovery, study says

  • Surgical Technique Shows Promise Against Major Depression
    Deep brain stimulation eased symptoms in study of six patients

  • Health Tip: Think You Might Be Depressed?
    Know the signs and symptoms

  • Chronic Stress May Help Cause Depression
    Mouse studies are clarifying the link

  • When Worry Gets in the Way of Life
    General anxiety disorder can be treated with drugs, therapy

  • Teens With Epilepsy Prone to Depression
    But problems are underdiagnosed and undertreated, study says

  • Urinary Incontinence May Bring Depression
    Women with the disorder face twice the risk, study finds

  • Antidepressants May Fight Colorectal Cancer
    Study finds lower incidence in people taking SSRI drugs

  • Not All Troubled New Moms Are Depressed
    Many have stress and anxiety unconnected to depression, study finds

  • Change in Antidepressants May Beat Depression
    Major trial found adding or switching pills made the difference

  • Mom's Depression Can Put Kids at Same Risk
    Those treated successfully lower their child's chance of developing a psychiatric disorder

  • Doctor Reminders Don't Improve Patient Drug Adherence
    Faxes to physicians failed to boost antidepressant use, study found

  • Depressed Elderly Need Ongoing Care
    Many older patients will relapse after treatment ends, study finds

  • Postpartum Depression Impacts Infant Care
    Depressed moms less likely to breast-feed, play with new baby, study finds

  • Depression May Help Spur Mental Decline
    One out of five depressed seniors showed evidence of impairment, study found

  • Antidepressants May Be Tied to Modest Suicide Risk in Children
    But expert endorses their use under close supervision

  • Antidepressants Boost Heart Patients' Death Risk
    New research contradicts previous findings, experts say

  • First Skin Patch to Treat Depression
    Higher doses require dietary restrictions

  • Debate Simmers Over Popular Antidepressant Ad Claims
    No evidence depression stems from chemical imbalance in the brain, critics say

  • Third of Iraq Vets Seek Mental Health Services
    Study found most did so within two years of return

  • Stigma Still Shadows Psychiatric Care
    Americans reluctant to use drugs proven to ease mental woes, study finds

  • Adult Ecstasy Use Tied to Childhood Depression
    The 'club drug' can give sense of connectedness with others, researchers note

  • Health Tip: Paxil and Pregnancy Don't Mix
    Pregnant women should avoid the drug, FDA says

  • No Link Between Cholesterol, Suicide in Alcoholics
    New findings run counter to previous research

  • Poor Mood May Mean Missed Check-ups
    Depressed elderly patients often forego important tests, experts say

  • Mom's Antidepressant Use Raises Newborn's Risk for Lung Condition
    Taking drugs like Prozac or Zoloft late in pregnancy increased baby's odds six-fold, study found

  • Shining a Light on Wintertime Depression
    Light box therapy effectively treats seasonal affective disorder

  • Genes Play Major Role in Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    Two other papers examine link to depression, and produce conflicting results

  • Maternal Antidepressant Use Can Trigger Withdrawal in Newborns
    But symptoms appear fleeting, and women should still take these medications if needed, experts say

  • Easing Depression Won't Improve Diabetes Care
    Boosting mental health may be just first step toward better self-care, study finds

  • Pregnancy and Major Depression a Dangerous Mix
    Women who stopped using antidepressants suffered more relapses, research shows

  • Innovative Therapy Helps Seniors Fight Depression
    Joint effort from a number of specialists brings lasting results, study finds

  • Hormone Could Serve as an Antidepressant
    Leptin already seen as key to weight loss, researchers say

  • Gruff-f-f Love
    Visits from pets boost nursing-home residents' spirits, more than visits with people, study finds

  • Genes Play Big Role in Female Depression
    Women are almost twice as likely as men to inherit a vulnerability to the illness, study finds

  • Medication, Shock Therapy Best for Depression
    These approaches most effective for moderate to severe illlness, study says

  • Poorer People With Depression Harder to Treat
    Research finds they're less likely to respond

  • Hispanic Migrants Face Emotional Struggles
    Male farm workers are anxious about leaving family behind, study finds

  • Protein Linked to Depression
    New antidepressants might result from this discovery, researchers say

  • Antidepressants Work and Don't Boost Suicide Risk: Studies
    Monitoring patients for side effects is key, new research finds

  • Seniors Can Beat Injury This Winter
    Hazards do rise, but a few easy steps can keep elderly safe this season

  • Mysterious Condition Plagues Gulf War Vets
    Study finds symptoms include fatigue, difficulty thinking, muscle or joint pain

  • Breast Cancer Survivors Bounce Back Quickly
    Only two weeks after treatment ends, most women adjust emotionally, researchers find

  • Antidepressants May Spur Brain Cell Growth
    Rat study offers new mechanism by which SSRIs like Paxil, Zoloft, may work

  • Health Tip: Holiday Stress? Bah, Humbug!
    Don't overdo it, and avoid too much alcohol

  • Not-So-Friendly Skies Harming Flight Attendants' Health
    Sexual harassment from passengers affects a worker's well-being, study finds

  • Give Yourself a Good Night's Sleep This Season
    Experts offer six important reasons why slumber is essential

  • Health Tip: Teen Years Can Be Tough
    Learn how to deal with bad moods

  • Depression Raises Heart Risks
    The effect is especially strong in younger adults, study suggests

  • When the Holidays Bring On the Blues
    It's a sad season for many elderly, but friends and family can help

  • Psoriasis Drug May Also Fight Depression
    But relief from skin condition may explain improvement, one expert says

  • Epilepsy Surgery Eases Depression, Anxiety: Study
    It's typically performed on patients whose disorder can't be controlled by drugs

  • Katrina Leaves Widespread Depression in Her Wake
    Aftermath includes host of mental-health problems, including anxiety, insomnia -- even suicide

  • Links Between Depression, Heart Disease Get Clearer
    Depressed patients are more stressed and prone to skipping meds, studies find

  • Parental Control Affects Teen's Depression
    Study found life events can also influence mood, regardless of genetics

  • A Dolphin at Play Keeps the Blues Away
    Researchers find depression decreased in patients who bonded with dolphins

  • Antidepressant Use for Kids Doubled Before FDA Warnings
    Despite guidelines, use of psychotherapy declined, study finds

  • Anxiety Disorders Boost Suicide Threat
    First such study found they could triple the risk

  • Workouts Can Lighten Heavy Hearts
    Exercise may equal medication in easing depression, experts say

  • Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Other Health Woes
    Study finds more insomnia and depression in patients with the movement disorder

  • Campaign Seeks to Educate Hispanic Men About Depression
    An estimated 54 percent suffer at least one major episode in their lifetime

  • Shawn Colvin's Battle Against the Blues
    Grammy-winning singer encourages others to fight, and overcome, depression

  • Depression Not Only Factor in Teen Suicides
    Study finds other mental disorders, environment also play a role

  • Marijuana Compound Spurs Brain Cell Growth
    In rat study, synthetic cannabinoid also boosted rodents' mood

  • Brain Dysfunction May Link Suicide, Epilepsy
    Epileptics four times more likely to attempt to take their own lives, study finds

  • Mental Illness Behind Self-Harm Often Undiagnosed
    ER staffs aren't picking up on underlying causes in young patients, study finds

  • A Parent's Stroke Often Affects Children
    Behavioral problems, depression can be common reactions, study finds

  • Depression Common Among Baby Boomers
    Women are also at higher risk than men, survey finds

  • Depression Raises Seniors' Death Risk
    Study finds its effect equals those of heart disease and diabetes

  • New Warning Issued on Paxil
    FDA says company study found higher number of birth defects if used in first trimester

  • 'Downward Mobility' Hits Men Hardest
    They're more likely to suffer depression than women as incomes decline, study finds

  • Second-Generation Antidepressants Equally Effective
    Study finds only slight differences in side effects

  • Inpatient Care Best For Suicidal Addicts
    Intensive therapy can fight substance abuse, depression, study found

  • Phone-Based Psychotherapy Helps Ease Depression
    Study in depressed MS patients shows it may prove valuable

  • Childhood Depression Tricky to Treat
    Lack of evidence on whether antidepressants up suicide risk clouds picture, review finds

  • Mood Disorders Often Misdiagnosed in Blacks
    Study will focus on why many are labeled with schizophrenia instead

  • Computers Help Seniors Beat the Blues
    Study finds PC-using elderly are less prone to depression

  • Minor Depression Can Become Major Problem
    Short-term blues raise a sixfold risk for serious depression, study finds

  • Paycheck May Be Key to Happiness
    'Keeping up with the Joneses' explains the link, researchers say

  • Gambling and Alcoholism May Have Different Roots
    Drinking is tied to anxiety while gamblers seek excitement, study suggests

  • FDA Approves Accutane Registration Program
    Distributors, doctors and patients must sign up to get the acne drug

  • High Anxiety Can Be Deadly
    It increases men's suicide risk ninefold, and triples the risk for women

  • Doctor Trust Helps Patients Stick with Meds
    Depression can have opposite effect, study finds

  • Depression, Fatigue Don't Boost Cancer Risk: Study
    But experts think the finding may not apply to many people

  • Many Cambodians Still Bears Scars of Khmer Rouge
    More than two decades after fleeing war-torn country, they struggle with emotional problems

  • Emotional Health Key to Quitting Smoking
    More upbeat types were more successful, study finds

  • Incurable ALS Doesn't Doom Sufferers to Despair
    Most patients near end of life not in state of emotional collapse, studies find

  • For Many, Work is a Real Pain
    Three out of 10 employees suffer on-the-job discomfort, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Depression in Teens
    It's more than just a case of the blues

  • Health Tip: New Mom Returning to Work
    Share your feelings with others

  • Antidepressants May Improve Heart Attack Survival
    But the evidence is not conclusive, researchers say

  • FDA Warns On Adult Suicides and Antidepressants
    Patients taking the drugs should be monitored carefully, agency says

  • Insomnia Linked to Depression in Elderly
    Women may be at higher risk than men, researchers say

  • Postnatal Depression Can Hit New Dads, Too
    Study finds father's 'baby blues' negatively affect child

  • Study Spotlights Emotional Triggers of Alcohol Abuse
    Goal is to help individuals fight depression, anxiety without drinking

  • Bipolar Disorder More Widespread Than Thought
    About 4.3 percent of U.S. adults have some form of the illness, study finds

  • Heavy Drinking Linked to Variety of Health Woes
    Injury, hypertension, depression and lung disorders all common, study found

  • Calcium May Cut PMS Risk
    But it may not work for all women, experts caution

  • Depression Often Untreated in Heart Patients
    Cardiologists need to spot warning signs, arrange for help, study suggests

  • Complicated Grief Complicated to Treat
    New therapy that combines depression and PTSD techniques works, study finds

  • Chronic Coughing Takes Emotional Toll
    Cough that lasts for years tied to depression, experts say

  • Depressed Heart Surgery Patients Face Higher Mortality Rates
    Physicians should pay closer attention to emotional well-being, study suggests

  • Helping Stressed Moms-To-Be Stay Healthy
    Tackling tough problems together works best, researchers say

  • Study: Acne Treatment Won't Trigger Depression
    Accutane may even improve mood for some teens, study finds

  • Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bleeding
    Researchers say risk is almost doubled with SSRIs

  • Gene Tied to Depression, Anxiety
    One variation may disrupt stress circuitry, researchers find

  • Depression Largely Untreated in Low-Income Cancer Patients
    Just one-fourth of women in new study got drugs or counseling

  • Study: Treat Depression, Chronic Pain Separately
    Brain scans suggest they emerge from distinct areas

  • Depression Raises Men's Heart Risks
    Blue moods bring cardiovascular system down, too, study finds

  • Consumer Ads Can Alter Prescribing Patterns
    Study finds patient requests for medications make a difference

  • Light Therapy Brightens Seasonal Blues
    Review of 20 studies confirms it fights SAD

  • Health Tip: Infertility's Emotional Toll
    When to seek professional help

  • Money Can Buy Happiness When Ill
    Disabled report better well-being when income is higher

  • HIV-Infected Parent's Final Illness Toughest on Teens
    Death may ease emotional burden, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Handling Postpartum Depression
    Beating the "baby blues"

  • Newer Antidepressants Work 2 Ways
    SSRIs boost serotonin levels on two fronts, study shows

  • Cognitive Therapy Successful Against Depression
    It's nearly as effective as antidepressant medications, study finds

  • Abuse, HIV Raise Women's Suicide Risk
    Women troubled by both are 12 times more likely to attempt suicide, study finds

  • Treating Depression Keeps Elderly Strong
    Banishing blues improves physical functioning, too, study finds

  • How Alzheimer's Patients, Families Cope
    The disease tests even the strongest relationships, experts say

  • Beating Cancer May Not Mean Beating Stress
    For some, emotional and physical effects linger for years, study finds

  • Antidepressants Don't Raise Heart Attack Risk
    Study suggests depression itself drives increase in cardiac trouble

  • Why Drug-Abusing Doctors Relapse After Treatment
    Family history, psychiatric problems the big risk factors, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Differs in Men, Women
    Breathing disorder more often tied to depression, thyroid in women: Study

  • Sopranos Psychiatrist Gets Tough on Depression
    Lorraine Bracco describes her real-life struggle with the disease

  • Poverty May Raise Mental Illness Risk
    Study shows link between income and emotional disorders

  • Smokers At Higher Suicide Risk
    But researchers saw no such association among former smokers

  • Even Mild Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk
    Mortality rate was more than 50 percent higher in seven-year study

  • Implanted Electrodes Combat Depression
    Preliminary research requires drilling holes in skull, scientists report

  • Spouse Most Likely Source of Elder Abuse
    Tensions can rise when caring for husband or wife, study finds

  • Suicide Risk from Antidepressants Remains Unclear
    Studies conflict on degree of danger SSRIs pose for youth

  • Health Tip: For Many, Winter is SAD Time
    These coping skills may help

  • Herbal Treatment Outdoes Paxil
    But some researchers see flaws in new German study of St. John's wort

  • Foods Like Fish May Buoy Your Mental Health
    Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids warded off depression in rats

  • Love Beats Depression for Women, Not Men
    Relationships study found big gender differences

  • Depressed Moms Raise Risk for Kids' Behavioral Woes
    Depression during toddler years linked to antisocial tendencies

  • DHEA May Help Treat Mid-Life Depression
    Study suggests over-the-counter hormone can ease symptoms

  • Shed Light on SAD to Ease Winter Blues
    Daily light therapy best for seasonal affective disorder, study finds

  • Menstrual Cycle Affects Depression Symptoms
    For some, depression worsens in the week before

  • Study: Benefits of Antidepressants Outweigh Risks
    Annual suicide rates fell after Prozac's introduction

  • Depression May Be Monkey Business, Too
    Studies find similarities with humans in feeling blue, sense of fairness

  • Exercise Can Ease Depression
    Study finds it helps treat mild to moderate cases

  • Low IQ Linked to Suicide Risk
    But diminished intellect may be mask for undiagnosed mental illness, study says

  • Collaborative Care Helps Combat Teen Depression
    New approach led to more mental health care and less severe symptoms, study finds

  • Depression Intensifies From One Generation to the Next
    Children with family history more than twice as likely to develop mood disorders, study finds

  • Dealing With Vision Loss
    Self-management program helps those with age-related macular degeneration

  • Light Boxes Help Lift the Winter Blues
    They ease depressive symptoms caused by seasonal affective disorder, research finds

  • Health Tip: Advice to Caregivers During the Holidays
    Take care of yourself so you can take care of others

  • Remarriage Turns Men Into Couch Potatoes
    But a study finds that they boost their veggie intake

  • 'Tis the Season to De-Stress
    Holidays can bring jangled nerves or jingle bells, experts say

  • Nutritional Supplement Helps Ease Depression
    Study found it boosted effect of antidepressants

  • Depression Strikes Hard at Ill Seniors
    Therapy helps quality of life in those with chronic ailments

  • Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Stroke Death
    'Silent strokes' may be behind the emotional turmoil

  • Elderly Better Off With Underactive Thyroid
    Surprising study questions need for aggressive treatment

  • Raising Grandkids Stresses Grandmothers
    But most say benefits for family make it worth it

  • Antidepressants Tied to Abnormal Bleeding
    But experts say study findings are not cause for alarm

  • Social Support Systems Help Abused Children
    A stable environment protects against depression, study says

  • Prozac May Stunt Growing Bones
    Young mice given drug had thinner, frailer skeletons

  • Antidepressant Seems to Help Smokers Quit
    However, it produces side effects like dry mouth, drowsiness, study finds

  • Lipitor May Aid Memory in Alzheimer's
    Small study needs confirmation, experts say

  • Heart Health Tied to Social, Psychological Factors
    Studies find several factors outside the body

  • Shock Therapy Eases Depression Symptoms
    It improves mood and quality of life for people with major episodes

  • Cigarette Smokers Face Host of Problems
    Many have psychiatric disorders, abuse other substances, study finds

  • Baby Mice on Antidepressants Grow Up Depressed
    Study finds they also develop anxiety when given generic Prozac

  • Sleep Disorders Can Signal Other Trouble
    Study points to attention, psychiatric problems

  • Mental Distress on the Rise in the United States
    Strikes 1 in 10 adults at least 14 days a month

  • The Need for Light in Darker Seasons
    People with seasonal affective disorder have to have it to avoid depression

  • Tough Warnings Ordered for All Antidepressants
    FDA says 'black-box' warning on labels is response to youth suicide potential

  • Health Tip: Should I Worry About Feeling Blue?
    Some warning signs of depression

  • Laughter Breaks Ice During Psychotherapy
    Shared experience forms bond between therapist and patient

  • Mental Health Plays Part in Marital Bliss
    Dissatisfaction with marriage tied to how depressed, anxious each spouse is

  • Many in Assisted Living Have Mental Health Problems
    Two-thirds of those in study had dementia, depression

  • Brief Drops in Testosterone Don't Hurt Healthy Men
    Drug that reduced levels had little negative effect on mood, study finds

  • Gender Plays Part in Mental Health
    More women suffer depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Overweight Kids Have Lower Self-Esteem
    Study suggests one rises as the other falls

  • Homebound Elderly Hit Hard by Depression
    Black, white seniors suffer equally, study finds

  • FDA Backs Warnings on Antidepressants for Children
    Move comes in response to concerns about suicide risk

  • Sex and Drug Use Linked to Suicide Risk
    Odds higher for teens who engage in risky behavior

  • Antidepressant Warning Might Keep Kids From Care
    Most children do benefit from these drugs, doctors stress

  • Antidepressants for Children Must Have Warnings: FDA Advisers
    Panels cite possible suicide risk in urging strong action

  • Gene May be Linked to Alcoholism and Depression
    Finding could help identify those at risk of either condition

  • Pediatricians Treating More Kids With Behavioral Problems
    Yet they often don't feel qualified to do so, study finds

  • Study Looks at Stresses on Caregivers
    Managing loved one's finances, medications takes emotional toll

  • Phone Therapy Helps Treat Depression
    Telephone psychotherapy works as adjunct to antidepressants, study finds

  • Caution Urged on Antidepressants and Children
    Parents asked to delay treatment changes as FDA weighs label revisions

  • Combo Therapy Best for Teen Depression
    Prozac plus cognitive behavioral therapy better than either alone, finds study

  • Depression, Substance Abuse Linger After Pregnancy
    Study: Problems continue for months after baby is born

  • A Troubling Return for Iraq Vets
    Wired and tired combatants often overwhelmed by stress of war

  • Antidepressant Targets Two Brain Chemicals
    New users should be monitored closely, FDA says

  • Inflammatory Diseases Tied to Depression
    Scientists find more evidence of the connection between the two

  • Dads Play Key Role in Kids' Mental Health
    Important when mother is suffering, study says

  • Do You Live in a Blue State?
    Study: Americans feel down about three days a month

  • New Hope for Women Struggling With PMS
    Treatments, lifestyle changes can make the monthly symptoms more bearable, experts say

  • Suicide Risk Greatest One Month After Starting Antidepressants
    But study says SSRIs no more dangerous than older drugs, even for children

  • Depression May Explain Fatigue of Cancer Patients
    Study finds it could be bigger factor than the physical side effects of disease

  • When Golden Years Are Tarnished With Despair
    The elderly, not teens, at highest risk of suicide

  • Zoloft Not for Every Alcoholic
    Antidepressant doesn't help those with more severe problem

  • New Clue to Depression
    Condition linked to levels of certain brain transmitters

  • Gene Discovery Could Change Psychiatric Care
    DNA may explain varying reactions to antidepressant drugs