Depression does not lead to violent behaviour

Contrary to popular perception, people suffering from depression may not be more prone to commit violent acts in the future, says a new research.

'Brain chemical not behind depression'

The widely held belief that depression is due to low levels of the chemical serotonin in the brain -- and that effective treatment raises these levels - is a myth, says a leading British psychiatrist.

When Deepika brought Ranveer Singh to tears!
When Deepika brought Ranveer Singh to tears!

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone share a strong bond beyond the screens. The two have been spotted together more often than not. And yes, there seems to be a blooming special relationship between them.

Mindfulness therapy can prevent depression relapse

For those who wish to avoid the side-effects of long-term use of anti-depressant drugs, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may offer as effective a treatment in preventing them from relapsing, new research says.

Mind training as effective as anti-depressants: Study

 A form of mental training which helps people recognise the onset of depression, and control it, works as well as anti-depressants in preventing relapse, researchers said Monday.

Facebook users may have 'optimistic bias'
Facebook users may have 'optimistic bias'

Facebook users may perceive that bad things are more likely to happen to others, while good things are more likely to happen to them than to anyone else, a new study has found.

Depression, diabetes tied to high dementia risk

Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at increased risk of dementia compared with people who have neither condition, says a new study.

Brisk walking key for prostate cancer survivors

Brisk walking for about three hours a week is enough to help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects of their treatment, according to a promising study.

Wristband that can help tackle depression

 A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be a great aid in treating depression, says a study.

Facebook can worsen or improve mental health

 Facebook can either help people recover from mental health problems or make their symptoms worse, a new research shows, adding that the key is to use the social networking tool cautiously and strategically.

'Four in five Indians choose not to cure mental illness'

Four in five people suffering from severe mental ailment in India choose not to treat it which causes early death by at least 15-20 years as compared to mentally healthy people, medical experts said here on Monday.

How gut bacteria produce key brain chemical

Production of a key chemical, deficiency of which is linked to various diseases and disorders such as depression and anxiety, depends largely on a group of approximately 20 bacteria in the gut, says a new study.

Sacred healing drink can treat depression

 This may be the first time you're hearing of ayahuasca but the psychedelic drink -- a South American plant-based brew used for centuries in healing ceremonies -- can treat depression within hours of ingesting.

More you use Facebook, more you feel depressed: Study

A new study has revealed how social comparison and amount of time spent on the social media site Facebook impacts mental health.

More you use Facebook, more you feel depressed
More you use Facebook, more you feel depressed

A new study has revealed how social comparison and amount of time spent on the social media site Facebook impacts mental health.

Most people on anti-depressants don't need them

More than two-thirds of people taking anti-depressant drugs may not actually suffer from depression, claims a new study.

Stress an inherent part of life, but it does not last forever: Dr Samir Parikh

Every human being experiences stress at some or the other point of time in life. Thanks to our tiring jobs, faulty eating habits, pollution and, most of all, our lethargy, which adds to the cause of stress.

Insomnia, depression can trigger nightmares

Worried about having frequent nightmares? It could be an early sign of depression, suggest Finnish researchers who have cited a possible link between depression and nightmares.

Cholesterol drug may fight depression, relieve pain

If you want the benefits of medical marijuana without the "unwanted side effects" of cannabis, here is a piece of news for you.

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.