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.
Dietary fats entering the brain through the bloodstream may explain the link between obesity and depression, new research suggests.
Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has urged more support for people who witness incidents such as suicides, as he revealed he still suffers nightmares after seeing a person take their own life.
Lenny Johnrose feels it is his duty to spread the word to footballers about the “frightening” statistics suggesting a link between professional contact sport and motor neurone disease, but says nothing would have deterred him from pursuing a career in the game.
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.
An Aberdeen MP has spoken of her own battle with depression in a bid to persuade more people to seek help for their mental-health difficulties.
Three years ago in August I went to see my GP, having felt that something wasn't quite right.
Stormzy’s debut album has been praised for how well-rounded it is, which is no surprise given the 23-year-old wanted Gang Signs & Prayer to be a reflection of who he is as a person.
Sick days for Aberdeen council staff due to psychological reasons hit the worst level in at least five years.
THE number of people using antidepressants has risen year-on-year for the past decade.