Sexual identity shift early in life tied to depression

Gay, lesbian and bisexual people who initially were in heterosexual relations and did not report same-sex romantic attraction or relationships are more likely to experience depressive symptoms than others, a survey has found.

Women with history of depression may develop diabetes during pregnancy

Women who have a history of depression face risk of developing diabetes while they're expecting, says a new study.

Lufthansa says Germanwings co-pilot admitted `severe depression`

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings plane in the French Alps had informed his employer that he had undergone a "previous episode of severe depression", Lufthansa said Tuesday.

New crowdsourced tool to better ease depression, anxiety


Washington: A team of researchers has come up with a new peer-to-peer networking tool that enables sufferers of anxiety and depression to build online support communities and practice therapeutic techniques.

Shock treatment may cure depression

 For people suffering from major depression who do not respond to conventional medications, shock treatment can provide an effective alternative, confirm researchers, including one of Indian origin.

Roseroot herb may treat depressive disorders

A recent study has suggested that Roseroot herb could be a potential beneficial treatment option for the treatment of major depressive disorders.

Germanwings co-pilot, who `deliberately` crashed jet, suffered from depression: Report
Germanwings co-pilot, who `deliberately` crashed jet, suffered from depression: Report

The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday.

Disinhibition that limits weight loss tied to impaired metabolism in obese females

 A new study has revealed that obese females' disinhibition (detrimental eating and behavioral characteristics) that limits successful weight loss is linked to impaired metabolism.

Top five leading health problems in women!

Most women don't realise that they are at risk of an illness and even death from various diseases that catch them unawares while caring for their loved ones.

Low vitamin D can make young women depressed

A new study from the Oregon State University has suggested that there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in healthy young women.

Vitamin D may help treat age-related diseases

The sunshine vitamin can be of great help for people during their sunset years as it may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with ageing, says a study.

Time stands still for the depressed: Study

Time seems to pass extremely slowly or even stands still for those who suffer from depression, indicates a study.

Being a 'loner' can pose risk to longevity

You may prefer to be a loner, but new study says that isolation is a threat to longevity.

Mother kills three daughters, attempts suicide in Delhi

A mother killed her three little daughters and tried to hang herself in Southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar Monday evening.

Home eviction can lead to depression, high stress

Eviction from a home brings about a variety of lasting hardships including depression, poorer health and higher levels of stress, new research says.

LSD, magic mushrooms do not affect mental health

Psychedelics like LSD and magic mushrooms, do not put a person at risk of developing mental health problems, claims a new study.

Ryan Phillippe suffers from depression since childhood
Ryan Phillippe suffers from depression since childhood

 Ryan Phillippe has revealed that he went through a lot of emotional struggles of his on-screen characters and has felt like tortured at times.

Facebook addiction can lead to depression
Facebook addiction can lead to depression

Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could drive you to depression, a new study warns.

Diabetes linked to behavioural disorder

Anyone can go nuts over managing diabetes, but people with the disease are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management, says a study.

Lurking on Facebook may lead to depression
Lurking on Facebook may lead to depression

Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles could make you feel envious and depressed, according to a new study.