Mental Health

Injured Children Show Marked Increase in Mental Health Diagnoses

Children who are hospitalized for injuries may subsequently be more likely to be diagnosed with mental health issues, recent research suggests.

Spotlight on Mental Health

Approximately one in five U.S. adults has a mental illness, and depression alone has become the leading cause of disability worldwide. Many people with a mental health disorder do not receive treatment, in part for fear of the stigma associated with their condition.

Ketamine Eyed as Treatment for Depression

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) yields remission rates of close to 70 percent for clinically depressed patients who have not responded to antidepressants. However, it can cause side effects, including confusion and retrograde amnesia.

Study Helps Clarify Migraines’ Link to Mood Disorders

A Taiwanese study focusing on migraine frequency expands on earlier research linking depression and anxiety to headaches.

Assessing Depression’s Lingering — and Deadly — Impact

A recently published study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal provides further evidence for the link between mortality and depression, while also suggesting women may be increasingly vulnerable to early death.

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Dads of Preemies Highly Prone to Stress in Early Going

Fathers of premature babies arriving home from the neonatal ICU may suffer greater stress than mothers but may not fully acknowledge the strain, according to researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Link between ALS, Schizophrenia May Spur New Paths of Research

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and schizophrenia share genetic origins, according to recent research published in Nature Communications. That finding has the potential to change how neurological and psychiatric diseases are studied and furthers hopes of curing both conditions.

Tobacco Cessation Eases Depression Symptoms in Smokers, Research Shows

Smokers living with depression who quit the habit by using certain smoking cessation services could gain significantly improved mental health, according to a recent study in Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Mental Illness: A Rising Toll

Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. However, a worsening shortage of mental health services could block access to promising new therapies for many.

Study Finds Survival Benefit for Lung Cancer Patients Whose Depression Improves

Improving symptoms of depression in lung cancer patients is associated with longer survival, according to a recent study. The findings highlight the need for oncology physicians to address mental health issues their patients may be facing, experts say.