Psychology & Psychiatry

Study debunks 'depression genes' hypotheses

Over the past quarter-century, researchers have published hundreds of studies suggesting a small set of particular genes or gene-variants plays a substantial role in boosting susceptibility to depression. Such papers fueled ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Michael Phelps champions the fight against depression

(HealthDay)—Swimmer extraordinaire Michael Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals—23 of them gold. Yet, despite all those medals and the accolades that came with them, Phelps has struggled with depression and anxiety.

Medical research

A gut feeling for mental health

The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

FDA allows treatment of depression with club drug's cousin

A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of ...

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