May 1, 2013 — A critical, unsupportive spouse isn't just a drag. That kind of mate increases the risk of major depression, researchers say. People can improve the quality of their relationships, Teo says. Interpersonal therapy and couples therapy can help identify communication problems and come up with practical improvements.
Jan 7, 2013 — Over the past decade, colleges and universities across the country have seen an influx of students with mental health needs. Some campus health centers are exploring new systems to help meet the growing demand for services.
Dec 11, 2012 — Children between the ages of 9 and 15 who went on eating binges at least once a week were more likely to use marijuana or to show strong signs of depression as those who didn't. There's no proof of cause and effect, but the researchers say it's another reason parents and doctors should keep an eye on kids' eating habits.
Nov 16, 2012 — Given the pressure of evolution, why have genes behind schizophrenia, autism and others disorders persisted? A study that looks at the likelihood someone is to have kids tries to figure it out.
Nov 6, 2012 — People with high blood sugar had medical expenses that were almost one-third higher than average, as did people with high blood pressure. But among common health problems, depression was linked to the highest spending increase.
Oct 15, 2012 — Scientists say new insights about how stress affects the brain could lead to new treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.
Oct 4, 2012 — A few years ago, scientists discovered that the club drug ketamine worked as a quick and effective treatment for people depression who didn't respond to other treatments. New research goes further in explaining just how it works.
Apr 3, 2012 — Medicare now covers screening for depression without any cost-sharing when patients visit their primary care doctor. That's a big deal, because the condition often goes undiagnosed in the elderly.
Jan 31, 2012 — The anesthetic and club drug ketamine seems to lift depression symptoms in a matter of hours. But how does it work? Researchers are searching for the answer in an attempt to make a new class of depression medications. "We can take care of a migraine in hours," one researcher asks. "So why do we have to wait weeks or months with depression?"
Jan 30, 2012 — Currently, there's no quick fix for severe depression. Antidepressants usually take weeks to work, if they work at all. But patients who received experimental doses of ketamine — long used as an anesthetic, and an illegal club drug — report an astounding relief from their symptoms in less than a day.