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Listening to mental health podcasts reduces stigma

Written by | 20 May 2024

Listening to mental health podcasts reduces stigma, supports the development of mental health literacy and increases help-seeking, a new study finds. The study shows that mental health podcasts helped […]

New survey finds 75% of Americans feel mental health takes back seat to physical health within US healthcare system

Written by | 6 May 2024

Three-quarters of Americans feel mental health conditions are identified and treated much worse than physical health issues within the U.S. healthcare system, even as more than 80% perceive […]

Weight training improves symptoms of anxiety and depression in old people, study confirms

Written by | 13 Apr 2024

Weight training can help reduce body fat and increase muscle strength and mass in older people, contributing to functional autonomy and avoidance of falls and injury. Furthermore, recent […]

People with depression see no immediate change from common GP assessment, study shows

Written by | 30 Mar 2024

A commonly used questionnaire adopted by GPs to monitor the treatment of depression does not provide any immediate benefits to patients, a new study has found. Primary care […]

Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults surges during pandemic

Written by | 26 Feb 2024

Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults increased sharply after the COVID-19 pandemic began – particularly among females – a new study finds. While a growing number of […]

Antidepressant use lower in moms who have support from grandparents

Written by | 20 Feb 2024

Mothers are less likely to take antidepressants if their own parents and parents-in-law are healthy and live close by– a new study finds. On the flip side of […]

Artificial intelligence helps predict whether antidepressants will work in patients

Written by | 8 Feb 2024

In patients with major depression disorder it is, thanks to use of artificial intelligence, now possible to predict within a week whether an antidepressant will work. With the […]

Equivalency of drug and non-drug therapy for depression in heart failure

Written by | 3 Feb 2024

To treat depression in heart failure, patients can receive with similar efficacy either behavioral activation psychotherapy or antidepressant drug therapy, researchers report. The findings appeared on Jan.17, 2024 […]

2 common types of antidepressants were safe for most stroke survivors

Written by | 1 Feb 2024

Most stroke survivors were able to safely take two types of common antidepressants, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference […]

Coming off antidepressants can trigger emotional and social difficulties alongside physical withdrawal symptoms

Written by | 19 Jan 2024

Coming off antidepressants is known to trigger physical symptoms, such as restlessness, fatigue and excessive sweating, but new research suggests people can also experience emotional and social difficulties, […]

Study finds preconception stress may affect health of women undergoing fertility treatment

Written by | 8 Jan 2024

Stress during pregnancy is known to influence health outcomes, but a new study from Mass General Brigham researchers suggests that stress levels before pregnancy are also important to evaluate. Investigators […]

Combine mindfulness with exercise for mental health boost in 2024

Written by | 4 Jan 2024

For people looking to start 2024 with a new routine to feel fitter and happier, a new study from the University of Bath suggests that combining mindfulness with […]

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