Can Exercise Help Treat Anxiety?

Can Exercise Help Treat Anxiety?

Chances are good that you, or someone you know, is dealing with anxiety. One in 5 Americans over 18, and…

SuperBetter Game Aims to Decrease Depression

SuperBetter Game Aims to Decrease Depression

One in 13 people globally suffers from anxiety, the World Health Organization reports. While some video games and apps can…

Hormone Therapy for Depression: Are the Risks Worth the Benefits?

Hormone Therapy for Depression: Are the Risks Worth the Benefits?

When you think of menopause, you might think of hot flashes and night sweats. But many women also experience symptoms…

Treating Depression

Treating Depression

From telehealth to magnetic stimulation, innovative therapies provide alternatives At the end of the 19th century, it wasn’t uncommon for…

Teenage Breakdown

Teenage Breakdown

The rise in mental health issues and what parents can do Fifteen-year-old Evan Wilson likes to play video games, draw…

Yoga could complement traditional treatment for depression

Yoga could complement traditional treatment for depression

New research on yoga has yielded promising evidence that it could complement traditional treatment for depression. The scientific study of…

Can probiotics help treat depression and anxiety?

Can probiotics help treat depression and anxiety?

Harvard Health Blog There is a lot of interest right now in the human microbiome (the populations of bacteria that…

Teen Depression Rising, Especially Among Girls

Teen Depression Rising, Especially Among Girls

The teen years have always been a trying time, but now they are more stressful than ever. And the incidence…

Scientists find new path in brain to ease depression

Scientists find new path in brain to ease depression

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression. The pathway…

Rapid and intense mood changes often a normal part of teens’ development

Rapid and intense mood changes often a normal part of teens’ development

Mayo Clinic Q & A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 13-year-old daughter has become very moody, which I realize is normal…

New depression screening guidelines outline very helpful, achievable goals

New depression screening guidelines outline very helpful, achievable goals

By Michael Craig Miller, M.D. Harvard Health Blog Every once in a while, a simple idea comes along that has…

Risk for developing depression increases following traumatic brain injury

Risk for developing depression increases following traumatic brain injury

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there a link between traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and depression? Would the…

Strong link between depression and migraine headaches

Strong link between depression and migraine headaches

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Ask the Harvard Experts Q: Is there a link between depression and headaches? A: Yes, they…

Abruptly stopping antidepressants can cause distressing symptoms

Abruptly stopping antidepressants can cause distressing symptoms

By Michael Craig Miller, M.D. Q: I have been taking paroxetine (Paxil) for more than a year. Since I felt…

Is your medication making you depressed?

Is your medication making you depressed?

Harvard Health Letters Be on the lookout for mood swings, sleeplessness, and anxiety when starting certain medications. We all get…

Where Does It Hurt?

Where Does It Hurt?

Untreated or mistreated chronic pain can lead to the pangs of depression By Morgan Lord When Bill Lipscomb, 60, was in…

The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Depression during pregnancy should be treated

The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Depression during pregnancy should be treated

By Howard LeWine, M.D., Tribune Content Agency Q: I just found out that I’m pregnant. I’m excited, but worried because…

Knot Now!

Knot Now!

It’s time to seek professional help if anxiety turns your nerves into a tangled mess By Donna Shryer When studies…

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

Shattering the Stigma of Depression By Dr. Gena Vennikandam Since the mid-20th century, when cognitive psychotherapy was being introduced, depression…

The Chicago Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder a far cry from clinical depression By Jenny Allen We’ve all been there. It’s the dead of…