Mood disorders
Mood disorder is a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classification system where a disturbance in the person's mood is hypothesized to be the main underly...
Mood disorders - Wikipedia
Gut Bacteria Signature Shows Link to Depression
The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can pr...
The Psychology of Self-Transformation
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The Psychology of Depression - How to Ruin Your Life
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More Americans than ever have serious psychological distress, study says
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests.
Birth Control Could Raise Depression Risk
If you’ve ever thought that your birth control might be messing with your mood, you may be right: The pill and other types of hormonal contraception may increase the risk of depression, suggests a Dan...
Depression and the Genome: New Discoveries
Investigators identify the bad lines of genetic code that may lead to the disease
10 Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People
Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahol...
'Magic' Mushrooms Show Promise Against Depression In First-Ever Trial
There's more to these little fungi than a trippy concert experience.
Ketamine May Be a Depression Treatment Over Antidepressants
Ketamine is remarkably good at erasing away the worst symptoms of depression—but there's a catch
Only The Lonely - A Surprise Role For Dopamine In Social Interplay
Scientists have shown that the chemical signal dopamine plays an unexpected role in social interactions. In mice, nerve cells in the brain that release dopamine become particularly active in animals k...
Onetime Party Drug Hailed As Miracle For Treating Severe Depression
It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him ac...
Being Moody May Help Us Adapt To Change
It's long been known that mood biases our judgments and perceptions, but this effect has usually been regarded as irrational or disadvantageous. A new theory published Nov. 3 in Trends in Cognitive Sc...
A Group Of Middle-Aged Whites In The U.S. Is Dying At A Startling Rate
Drugs, alcohol and suicide appear to be taking a toll on men and women ages 45-54 with no college education. large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rat...
Resistance To Hearing Loss Treatment Can Lead To Depression
A study has identified that many people are running the risk of depression and anxiety by staying silent about hearing difficulties. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communica...
The cloth cap that could help treat depression
Barcelona’s Neuroelectrics develops soft helmet which examines brainwaves to help diagnose and treat conditions, from depression to strokes and maybe beyond
Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder (and originally called manic-depressive illness), is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. T...
Bipolar disorder - Wikipedia
Depression (mood)
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. People with depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hop...
Depression (mood) - Wikipedia
Mania
Mania is the mood of an abnormally elevated arousal energy level. Elevated irritability is common along with behavior that seems on the surface to be the opposite of depression. Mania is a necessary s...
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, warfare, serious injury, or threats of imminent death. The diagnos...
Posttraumatic stress disorder - Wikipedia
Retarded depression
Retarded depression is a category of depression characterised by slow thinking and behaviour. It is contrasted with agitated depression (characterised by heightened psychomotor activity). Though some ...
Rational depression
Rational depression is reason-guided psychological depression. It can arise from adverse life circumstances. Such depression may not be responsive to traditional depression therapies. Traditionally, c...
Depressive personality disorder
Depressive personality disorder (also known as melancholic personality disorder) is a controversial psychiatric diagnosis that denotes a personality disorder with depressive features.Originally includ...
Gut Bacteria Signature Shows Link to Depression
The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can pr...
Limbic resonance
Limbic resonance is the theory that the capacity for sharing deep emotional states arises from the limbic system of the brain. These states include the dopamine circuit promoted feelings of empathic h...
Locating The Brain's SAD Center
Biologists have known that variations in the amount of sunlight a person receives and her or his circadian clock play a role in the disorder. They have also proposed that the neurotransmitters seroton...
More Americans than ever have serious psychological distress, study says
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests.
Geriatric depression in China
Geriatric depression is the prolonged occurrence of depression in elderly-aged people. A meta-analysis done by the University of Liverpool found a 3.86% prevalence rate of depressed elderly in The Pe...