The study only included suicide attempts, not deaths. The new work makes an important contribution to identifying how laws limiting gay rights may affect psychological and physical health.
Andy Sandness' world shrunk afer the failed suicide, he had to avoid eye contact with children so he wouldn't scare them. He had no social life and sometimes lied when folks asked what had happened. But his new face has given him a new life.
Psychologists believe there is a difference between being depressed and being “almost depressed” and having anxiety or being “almost anxious.”
A research claims that lifting weights could significantly cut down the risk of type 2 diabetes, and the results are even better if weight lifting is accompanied by aerobics.
Specialized fantasy computer therapy is just as effective as face-to-face counseling with a clinician for adolescents with depression, according to a new study.
As definitions of mental illnesses become broader, those with depression and other common mental illnesses are less likely to receive a supportive response from friends and family members as are people who show other severe mental disorders.
A customized web-based decision guide about prevention options can help women at high risk of breast cancer to make a choice about prevention and to feel comfortable with their choice.
Exercise during breast cancer treatment might reduce patients' depression and fatigue, according to a new study.
Montreal, April 10, 2012 - Did I remember to lock the back door? Did I turn off the stove? Were the lights still on when I left the house this morning? Such minor doubts are part our daily mental chatter. But for the over 650,000 Canadians who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),
In a study examining the relationship between physical activity and physical function, researchers from Australia discovered that older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more than four times more likely to experience functional limitation than those who did not. This study is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Methylphenidate may help induce recovery from several anesthetic drugs, improve patient safety.
Depressed individuals with a tendency to ruminate on negative thoughts, i.e. to repeatedly think about particular negative thoughts or memories, show different patterns of brain network activation compared to healthy individuals, report scientists of a new study in Biological Psychiatry.
One of the most frustrating challenges for some stroke patients can be the inability to find and speak words even if they know what they want to say. Speech therapy is laborious and can take months. New research is seeking to cut that time significantly, with the help of non-invasive brain stimulation.
The Great Recession has left millions of midlife Americans up a creek without a paddle. Having lost jobs at the peak of their careers, they must find new work for the second half of their lives. Many will likely need to reinvent their careers -- and may consider themselves too old to embark on something new.
While government officials have argued that "enhanced interrogation techniques" are necessary to protect American citizens, the effectiveness of such techniques has been debated.
For all intents and purposes, the "War on Drugs" ended when nearly every state passed a law for recreational or medical marijuana use. The truth is, however, that law enforcement officers everywhere still actively pursue drug arrests. If you've been arrested for illicit drug use, you need to take the charges seriously. While there may be a valid defense or a program that can get you out of trouble for a first offense, the stigma can haunt you for a lifetime.