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Scientists find strongest evidence that obesity causes depression

In a new study, researchers found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research was...

Mindfulness apps could improve our mental health

A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people's mental health. In a...

Mental well-being linked to lower dementia risk

A positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health among older adults, according to a new report. Studies shows our sense of...

The surprising secret to successful psychotherapy

As a clinical psychologist and educator, I am often asked to recommend a psychotherapist for people in need. These requests come with a sense of...

Being overweight could cause depression, even you are healthy

A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research...

Your abstract reasoning ability could predict depression over time

In a new study, researchers found that age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depression in subsequent years. The data were from a longitudinal...

Why natural depression therapies are better than pills

Winter is upon us. And with it comes the annual worsening of depressive symptoms. Sadly, in the United States, suicide continues to claim more lives...

Scientists discover early warning sign of psychosis

Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to develop full-fledged schizophrenia, a...

Traumatic childhood could increase heart disease risk in adulthood

Children who grow up in distressing or traumatic environments are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke by the time they reach...

Men focusing on building muscle have much higher risk of depression, binge drinking

Young men who are overly preoccupied with building muscle have a significantly higher risk of depression, weekend binge drinking, and dieting that is not...