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Rock climbing envisioned as new treatment for depression

Scientists involved more than 100 individuals in a bouldering (rock climbing) intervention in Germany, where some hospitals have begun to use climbing as a therapeutic treatment. The team found the social, mental and physical endurance of bouldering could be successful psychotherapy for treating depression in adults.

Quiz--Self Care for the Sensitive

How Narcissistically vulnerable are you? Take this quiz and learn how to protect the narcissistically vulnerable parts of yourself.

"13 Reasons Why:" Psychological Costs for Vulnerable Kids

This binge-able series is wildly successful with teens, but they may also find it unexpectedly evocative, disturbing, and misleading.

A Grieving Gorilla: A Picture That's Worth Entire Courses

A photo of a sad orphaned gorilla and a comforting human raises numerous questions about what other animals think and feel and the emotions shared in human-animal relationships.

16-Year Study: Surprising Findings about Marriage and Health

In a 16-year study, more than 11,000 people were followed as they married and divorced. Here’s what happened to their health, life satisfaction, and depression.

“I HATE Three-Day Weekends!” (Got an offer for ya’)

If you ask the blogging experts, posting an article on a Friday evening is just plain silly. Well, the heck with conventional wisdom, we have business to handle. Do you hate three-day weekends? Got an offer for ya'...

Chris Cornell’s Life and Death: Suicide Is Not Painless

We don’t know the depth of people’s suffering, the silent struggles they daily endure, their intimate familiarity with despair, and their sudden fervent desire to die.

5 Things to Remember When You're Embarrassed to Ask for Help

Asking for help is tough. But there are some good reasons why you should do it anyway.

How listening to music in a group influences depression

New research takes a closer look at how music influences the mood in people suffering from depression, and examines what factors might affect whether listening to sad music in group settings provides social benefits for listeners, or if it rather reinforces depressive tendencies.

Depression not as big a killer as previously thought

Over three decades of research suggest that depression increases the odds of death. However, a new research paper throws doubt on this presumed link after finding no evidence of a direct association between depression and all-cause mortality. The paper involved the largest ever analysis on the topic.

Pupils' mental health improved through school-based program

School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study.

Underlying molecular mechanism of bipolar disorder

Scientists have identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium's effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder patients. The study utilized human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS cells) to map lithium's response pathway, enabling the larger pathogenesis of bipolar disorder to be identified.

First large-scale population analysis reinforces ketamine's reputation as antidepressant

Researchers have mined the FDA Adverse Effect Reporting System (FAERS) database for depression symptoms in patients taking ketamine for pain. They found that depression was reported half as often among the more than 41,000 patients who took ketamine, as compared to patients who took any other drug or drug combination for pain.

Adjusting medications may reduce fall risk in older adults

Simply adjusting the dose of an older adult's psychiatric medication could reduce their risk of falling, a new study suggests.

Gender differences in depression appear at age 12

A new analysis has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

Chemotherapy drug may increase vulnerability to depression

A chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new study.

Mental illness does not affect bariatric surgery weight loss results

A new study compares bariatric surgery outcomes according to preoperative mental illness. Results indicates that the state of mental illness does not affect weight loss results.

Poor sleep in anxiety, depression may make it harder to see positive

The dorsal anterior cingulate cortex may have to work harder to modify negative emotional responses in people with poor sleep who have depression or anxiety, new research suggests.

Low-fat dairy linked to lower tendency towards depression

People who consume low-fat milk and yogurt, rather than whole-fat dairy products, are less likely to have depression, according to researchers.

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