Depression

Depression can affect your daily life. Learn about different types of depression, causes, and how to cope with it.

This Mineral Fights Depression—and It’s Cheaper and Safer Than Prescription Drugs

A common over-the-counter supplement could be a key aid in the fight against depression, according to new findings.


Yes, Getting Dirty Can Act as a Natural Antidepressant—Here’s Why

A growing body of research suggests that dirt—and the bacteria within it—may help stave off the blues in some people.


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9 Signs You Have Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder—and How to Beat It

At least one in 10 cases of seasonal affective disorder—depression tied to the weather—occur in the summer. Here are...


Could Rock Climbing Treat Depression? Signs Point to Yes!

Buckle up! A new study suggests a weekly bouldering session could work wonders for our mental health.


Could This Go-To Breakfast Beat Depression? A New Study Says Yes!

In spite of the happy leprechaun or brightly colored marshmallows on your cereal box, your mood-boosting breakfast starts in the...


Antidepressants Don’t Just Treat Depression—Study Finds They Can Permanently Change Your Perso...

If you consider antidepressants to be temporary mood-lifters, you may be surprised to learn that the pills—and also cognitive therapy,...


Do Botox Injections Provide a Shot at Happiness? Research Says Yes

A growing body of research suggests that Botox injections may help alleviate the symptoms of depression, and the boost lasts...


Dealing with Depression? Science Says This Video Game Could Treat It

Could a smartphone app be the answer to treating depression in older adults? New science says yes, you can game...

The Surprising Condition Many Commercial Airline Pilots Have in Common

It's fairly alarming, but no reason to fear your next flight.


Can Coffee Make You Less Depressed? What the Surprising Science Says

In addition to a caffeine spike, your next cup of java could give you a surprising mood boost.


This One Factor Predicts Whether Your Depression Will Return

If you're prone to depression, a specific thinking pattern could be what keeps pulling you down.


Is It Clinical Depression or Everyday Sadness? How to Tell the Difference

Many of us suffer the winter blues, but at some point it crosses a line into a legitmate mental health...


8 Natural Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder

If you experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that hits during the cold, dark winter months, these...


Light Therapy: The Benefits of Healing Through Sunlight

A little vitamin D can treat skin conditions and may make you feel happier.


Controversial Health Topic: Is Depression an Inflammatory Disorder?

For the past 50 years, the conventional wisdom among many psychiatrists was that depression was caused by a brain-chemical imbalance...


Depression: The Secret Men Won’t Admit

When he seems ticked off or withdrawn, it may not be what you think. Learn more about the under-reporting of...

Beat Depression and End Insomnia

Learn more about depression and insomnia with strategies for beating both.


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Experts Reveal the Best Ways to Manage Depression

Expert advice for dealing with depression.