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Older adults with digestive diseases experience higher rates of loneliness, depression

Written by | 18 Sep 2023

While life expectancy rates for older Americans are rising, nearly 40% of adults report living with a digestive disease of some kind. “Many people don’t realize that these… read more.

Co-users of tobacco and cannabis risk more anxiety and depression than non-users

Written by | 14 Sep 2023

Co-users of tobacco and cannabis report more anxiety and depression than users of tobacco only and users of neither substance. Researchers reported these findings in PLOS ONE on… read more.

Study finds ‘startling’ levels of hidden mental health symptoms among people living with long term autoimmune diseases

Written by | 27 Jul 2023

More than half of patients with auto-immune conditions experience mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, yet the majority are rarely or never asked in clinic about… read more.

New talking therapy for depression could be more effective and cheaper than CBT

Written by | 23 Jul 2023

A new talking therapy for depression has shown encouraging early signs of being more effective and cheaper to deliver than the current best practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy… read more.

New research addresses mental health crisis in the construction industry

Written by | 20 Jul 2023

New research is tackling the mental health crisis in the construction industry – highlighting the benefits of an on-site Health Hub on worker wellbeing. The construction industry has… read more.

Depressed patients less likely to take their heart medications

Written by | 15 Jul 2023

Patients who feel low when having a cardiac device implanted are more likely to stop taking their heart medications than those without depression, according to research presented today… read more.

New study links contraceptive pills and depression

Written by | 13 Jun 2023

In a global perspective, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability. More than 264 million people are affected and at least 25 per cent of… read more.

Managing anxiety and depression in arthritis

Written by | 5 Jun 2023

Anxiety and depression are the mental health issues most commonly associated with inflammatory arthritis, and it is well-established that there is a link between mental health issues and… read more.

How to diagnose and manage depression in adolescents: a new review for clinicians

Written by | 1 Jun 2023

How do you diagnose and manage depression in adolescents? A new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.220966 aims to help primary care clinicians address this increasingly common, yet under-detected… read more.

Study finds ketamine is at least as effective as ECT for treating major depression

Written by | 29 May 2023

A new study led by investigators from Mass General Brigham has found that subanesthetic intravenous ketamine was effective and not inferior to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the treatment of non-psychotic,… read more.

Did hormonal birth control make you depressed? If so, you may be at higher risk of postpartum depression

Written by | 20 May 2023

Inability to feel happy, low spirits, fatigue, and loss of appetite. These are common symptoms of postpartum depression. When left untreated, postpartum depression can affect infant development or… read more.

Could online gaming social networks have a positive impact on mental health?

Written by | 12 May 2023

For millions of Americans playing some type of video game is a daily occurrence. Games can be a welcome form of entertainment and relaxation for many, and the… read more.

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