Mental Health

Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

An international evidence review has found that certain nutrient supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression. Omega 3 fish oils,...
What causes depression

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
What do we know about preventing Alzheimer’s disease

What do we know about preventing Alzheimer’s disease?

The news is full of stories about ways to stay healthy, eat right, and keep fit. Along with keeping their bodies healthy, people want to...
Will ketamine treat your depression

Will ketamine treat your depression? Your activity monitor may tell

During a depressive episode, people often report having reduced energy, feeling slowed down and having reduced interest in activities. As their mood lifts, energy and...
Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic...
Statins could speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms

Statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to Penn State...
Omega-3 may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

Omega-3 could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

The incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary approaches...
4 big signs of PTSD you should know

4 big signs of PTSD you should know

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Not every traumatized person develops ongoing (chronic)...
A possible way to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s

A possible way to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s

In the brains of Alzheimer's patients, many of the genes required to form new memories are shut down by a genetic blockade, contributing to...
Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new...