A research breakthrough could lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatments for people with depression.
The prevalence of depression has risen in England, seeing the greatest annual increase among nearly two-dozen monitored conditions, the latest figures show.
The number of adults experiencing depression has almost doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, new figures suggest.
North-east man: I tried to commit suicide four times but talking to someone got me on the road to recovery
There has been a surge of people contacting mental health support services since the start of lockdown. Sheanne Mulholland spoke to a young man who tried to commit suicide four times but says he is now on the road to recovery
A “worrying” number of workers are suffering from the impact of the economic lockdown, ranging from a lack of sleep and energy to an increase in depression, a new study suggests.
Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa has told how he became homeless and developed depression before finding fame in the hit Netflix show.
With the disruption that the Covid-19 outbreak has caused in all of our lives, it’s perhaps no surprise that some people are seeing their mental health suffer. Whether it’s money worries, being stuck at home when you are normally out and about, or just the uncertainty of what lies ahead, it’s a really tough time. But for oil and gas workers, an online support group is here to lend a helping hand.
Regular yoga practice may help reduce depressive symptoms in people with other mental health disorders, a new study suggests.
Adolescents who sit for much of the day have a greater risk of depression by the time they reach adulthood, a UK study has found.
A drug derived from ketamine has been licensed for use in Britain to treat depression after being approved by the European Commission, according to the US manufacturer of the drug.
Exposure to high levels of air pollution increases the risk of depression and suicide, according to a new analysis.
Common painkillers, statins and fish oils may help curb depression, especially if taken with antidepressants, experts say.
There is inadequate evidence that cannabinoids relieve depression, anxiety disorders or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, scientists have said.
Younger children in the school year may be more likely to be diagnosed with depression by the age of 16 than older children in the year, new research suggests.
Billie Eilish has said she did not think she would make it to 17 after struggling with depression.
There is no evidence to support the crazy cat lady stereotype that owners of the pets are disproportionately depressed, anxious or alone, according to new research.
Increased social media use and television viewing are linked to worsening teenage depression, researchers say.
Patients seeking treatment for depression should be informed of the potential for “severe and long-lasting withdrawal symptoms” when coming off medication, leading doctors have said.
Following his own battles with depression, boxer Lee McAllister insists the first step to recovery is accepting there is a problem – and talking about it.
Boxing champion Lee McAllister has today opened up about his battle with depression and suicidal thoughts.
Depression linked to social media is almost twice as high among teenage girls compared to boys, according to research by University College London (UCL).
Depression sufferers have reported significant improvements in their mood after scientists carried out stimulation treatment on an alternative part of the brain.
Heartbroken relatives of a north-east mum who was the “heart of the family” today paid tribute and vowed to raise awareness of mental health issues.
People with mental health problems feel stigmatised in asking their employers for time off work to attend therapy appointments, according to medical professionals.
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has opened up about his struggle with depression.
Depression may speed up the brain’s ageing process, according to new research by psychologists.
Feeling depressed for years causes changes in the brain that may mirror the progress of Alzheimer’s by triggering the death of neurons, research has shown.
A diet used to tackle high blood pressure with plenty of fruit, vegetables and whole grains is also linked to a lower risk of depression among older people, a new study suggests.
Antidepressants are effective in the treatment of the mental health condition, according to the authors of an international study.
Being addicted to smartphones creates a chemical imbalance in the brain linked to depression and anxiety in young people, a study suggests.