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Thriving after depression: Why are scientists ignoring good outcomes?

In rare longitudinal studies that modeled the whole population, 40 to 60 percent of people who had depression once never experienced a recurrence, even after being questioned years and even decades later.

Three charts on: why rates of mental illness aren’t going down...

Research shows there is unfairness in how Australia’s mental health care is delivered. Improving mental health will depend at least in part on fairer distribution.

Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

This Amazonian sacred plant has the potential to be used safely and effectively to treat even the hardest to treat depression.

Suicide nation: What’s behind the need to numb and to seek...

Are the increasing suicide rates linked to the seeming increase in demand for drugs such as marijuana, opioids and psychiatric medicine?

Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the cracks

Having a baby can be extraordinarily challenging. Women are extremely vulnerable to emotional changes during pregnancy and the year after delivery.

13 Reasons Why is a real opportunity to help troubled teens

It is imperative that adults seek to genuinely understand what youngsters face, and use the publicity surrounding 13 Reasons Why to start a bigger conversation with teens about the kinds of things that affect their mental health and general well-being.

Disrupted sleep-wake cycle linked to mental health problems – new study

Disturbances to circadian rhythms – specifically, increased activity during rest hours and/or inactivity during the day – were associated with a greater risk of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), worse subjective feelings of well-being and slower reaction times.

Losing wealth, health and life: how financial loss can have catastrophic...

Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt.

Choosing the wrong college can be bad for your mental health

If the overall academic ability of the student body is not taken into consideration, students may end up going to a college where they are more likely to end up feeling down.

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what...

Mariah Carey recently opened up about her struggle with bipolar disorder, a mood disorder that includes episodes of elevated mood, as well as episodes of depression.