Link between digital media use and depression in adolescents

Adolescents in China who either spend more time on screen activities and less time on non-screen activities, including physical activity, are at risk and significantly more likely to experience depression, according to a new study.

Teenage cannabis use linked to depression in later life

A review has found that teenagers aged under 18 who used cannabis were 37% more likely to get depression in early adulthood than teenagers who didn't.

The relationship between social media and depression

Dutch research have now found a correlation between the passive use of social media ( aimlessly scrolling through social media feeds ) and depression symptoms like loneliness and fatigue.

The Retail Chain is Introducing Tables for Talking to Strangers

Loneliness is becoming a serious problem all over the world, and Sainsbury's is introducing 'Talking Tables' in its cafés. The tables will have signs saying 'Reserved for customers in the mood for having a chat'.

Study firms up diet and depression link

In an unusual experiment, Australian researchers have found that among Torres Strait Islander people the amount of processed food eaten is related to depression.

3-D human 'mini-brains' shed new light on major mental illness

Using human stem cells, researchers create 3-D model of the brain to study a mutation tied to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

Magic mushrooms can ‘defrag’ the brains of depressed patients

Psilocybin makes a brain circuit involved in depression break down and reform anew.

Tackling depression by changing the way you think

A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has a positive effect for individuals with depression.

Twice weekly yoga classes effective in reducing symptoms of depression

People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep (coherent) breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive a significant reduction in their symptoms.

Significant number of airline pilots suffer depression, suicidal thoughts

In an anonymous survey given to nearly 3,500 pilots by Harvard researchers, only 1,848 were willing to answer mental health questions. But of those that did 12.6 percent met the criteria for clinical depression and four percent reported having suicidal thoughts.

This Is What Parental Leave Really Looks Like In America

America is facing a national crisis. It is the only developed country in the world that doesn’t offer paid time off to new parents — and moms and dads are struggling.

Children of depressed mothers have a different brain: MRI scans show their children have an enlarged amygdala

Scientists worked with 10-year-old children whose mothers exhibited symptoms of depression throughout their lives and discovered that the children