- U.S. Adults Report Depression at Record Rates: Survey
May 17, 2023 — In a survey, 29% of adults said they had been diagnosed with depression during their lifetime, and 18% said they currently have depression or are being treated for it. Those rates are up from the baseline 2015 rates of 20% of people ever having depression, and 11% of people with a current diagnosis.
- Eating Fried Food Linked to Depression, Anxiety: Study
April 25, 2023 — People who frequently eat fried food, particularly potatoes like french fries, have a higher risk of anxiety or depression, according to a new study.
- Adding Mindfulness Practices to Talk Therapy Helps Depression: Study
April 4, 2023 — Depressed adults who were given a self-directed workbook focusing on mindfulness practices plus cognitive therapy saw greater improvement in their depression (at less cost) than peers who were given a self-help book focusing solely on cognitive therapy in a large study from the United Kingdom.
- Air Pollution Linked to Depression in Older Adults: Study
February 13, 2023 — Researchers from Harvard and Emory Universities have found a link between long-term exposure to air pollution and being diagnosed with depression after age 64.
- Magic Mushroom Compound Can Treat Depression: Study
November 3, 2022 — A naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in “magic mushrooms” can help treat depression, according to a key study.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder Expected to Peak in November: Analysis
October 31, 2022 — For some people, depression appears only in the winter months when the days are shorter. A new analysis predicts that this type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), will peak the first week of November.
- Ketamine Eases Depressive Symptoms, Suicidal Thoughts, Study Says
September 12, 2022 — People with treatment-resistant depression showed fewer symptoms of depression, thoughts of suicide, and anxiety after receiving injections of ketamine, a study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry says.
- Algorithms Spot Signs of Suicide Risk & Self-Harm
January 2, 2020 — Using artificial intelligence, doctors and researchers believe they can more quickly identify people at risk of suicide or self harm.
- Brits turn to drink to help them cope, survey finds
January 15, 2018 — Almost 3 in 5 UK adults depend on alcohol to help them deal with the pressures of day to day life, a survey has revealed.
- Can social media photos indicate depression?
August 8, 2017 — Researchers have coded a computer program to look for signs of depression in photos that people post on social media.
- Company Pulls Antidepressant Off Market
May 20, 2004 — Serzone Sales to Stop; Generic Version Still Available
- Report: Prozac in Pregnancy Toxic to Fetus
April 28, 2004 — Taking antidepressant drug late in pregnancy may be toxic to the fetus.