depression

  • Can mental healthcare be automated?

    As medical experts scramble to manage demand, how effective are digital interventions?

    Depression is predicted to become the leading global cause of loss of life years due to illness by 2030, yet fewer th...

    Body and Mind December 14, 2021
  • Listen up: the sound of science

    Can how we speak reflect changes in our mental health? Can ambient sound bring order to loved one...

    This article first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 2 July 2021. For more stories like this, subscribe to Cosmos Weekly. ...

    Body and Mind July 9, 2021
  • Listen up: the sound of science

    Can how we speak reflect changes in our mental health? Can ambient sound bring order to loved one...

    Worried about an aging relative with dementia, or a friend suffering from mental illness? New help may be on its way ...

    Body and Mind July 2, 2021
  • Mental health messages between the beats

    Researchers pick up a trend in rap music lyrics.

    Popular rap songs are increasingly alluding to depression and suicide and mixing in metaphors about mental health str...

    Culture December 8, 2020
  • Dating app use linked to social anxiety

    But whether this is a problem is unclear, research suggests.

    People who experience social anxiety and depression are more likely to use dating apps – but there’s a twist.Male...

    Behaviour November 4, 2020
  • A body swap could mess with your mind

    Study suggests it alters sense of self and even memory.

    If you woke up in someone else’s body, would you feel like you or them? Swedish researchers recently explored just su...

    Body and Mind August 28, 2020
  • Genetic vulnerability and mental illness

    Gene combinations could increase lifelong risk.

    People with genetic vulnerability for adult depression are more likely to have emotional and social problems in child...

    Body and Mind April 16, 2020
  • AI may alter how doctors treat depression

    Computer predicts patient outcomes based on EEG.

    US researchers say a computer can accurately predict whether an antidepressant will work based on a patient's brain a...

    AI February 10, 2020
  • When is CBT useful for depression?

    Scientists identify important differences in neural activity.

    Researchers have used brain scans to predict which patients with depression will respond to Cognitive Behaviour Thera...

    Body and Mind July 31, 2019
  • Bisexual people's mental health issue

    Significantly poorer than gay, lesbian and heterosexual people.

    While studies have consistently found that bisexual people experience lower quality mental health, the reasons behind...

    ASC Edits May 6, 2019
  • Youth suicide attempts double in nine years

    Emergency department reveal increase in suicide-related visits.

    The number of children visiting US hospital emergency departments as a result of suicidal thoughts or actions doubled...

    Society April 8, 2019
  • Link found between walking pace and depression

    Changes in gait may be diagnostic for mental illness.

    Population ageing is poised to become “one of the most significant social transformations of the 21st century”, affec...

    Body and Mind February 7, 2019
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