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How Online Bullying Could Affect Mental Health
While social media tools like Facebook have many positive aspects, they may have opened the door for a new type of bullying, which may be adding to depression among young people.
Can Chantix Make a Comeback?
For many longtime smokers, quitting cold turkey is far from easy. But there may now be some good news for smokers looking to kick the habit.
Depression Rx Might Pose Smaller Risk in Moms-to-Be
Many moms-to-be who take antidepressants may assume that weaning themselves off their meds is the safest thing for their baby, but the truth may not be so simple.
How Depression and Parkinson's Might Be Linked
Depression is a complex illness with many possible causes and many treatments. And it may increase the risk of another serious health condition.
Depressed New Moms Might Benefit from This Rx
Welcoming a new baby brings joy, but it can also bring a time of stress, worry and depression. New evidence suggests that medications might help new moms with depression.
Depressed and Exhausted: It Could Be Something More
A bad night's sleep can make you feel tired and unfocused during the day. If left untreated, that cycle may become more than just an inconvenience.
A Hidden Risk of Depression
Depression may affect more than your brain and behavior — it may also affect your physical health. Depression may raise the risk of a life-threatening condition in older adults.
Under Debate: Psychiatric Medications
Medications are often prescribed to treat mental conditions, but are they all they’re cracked up to be? Some have raised concerns that psychiatric medications may have overstated benefits and underreported harms.
How More Screening Might Help New Moms
When does the risk period for postpartum depression end? Maybe not as soon after giving birth as once thought.
How PTSD Might Affect Physical Health
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder, but it may also have an effect on physical health.