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.
Just 30 minutes of exercise per day can help beat depression – even in people with a family history of the condition, research suggests.
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.
Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harman has shared some incredible advice with a fan for dealing with depressing.
A digital pill embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether patients have taken their medicine has been approved in the US.
A hallucinogenic drink which contains an illegal class A drug could be used to treat depression and alcoholism, a new study suggests.
A chemical in the brain that allows messages to pass between nerve cells could shed a light on disorders – such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and schizophrenia, scientists say.
The mind-altering component of magic mushrooms can treat depression by “rebooting” the brain, research suggests.
It’s bad enough when someone at work starts coughing and spluttering next to you – in a week’s time you know you’ll be doing the same. But now scientists have decided that we can also catch bad moods off each other.
Sleep deprivation can significantly reduce the symptoms of depression, according to a new meta-analysis, but the effect is only short term.
Millions of sweet-toothed British men could be making themselves anxious and depressed by consuming too much sugar, a study suggests.