Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how serious or long term a psychotic patient's illness may become and help doctors make more accurate decisions about how best to treat them, researchers said on Monday.
A quarter of Chinese women have suffered domestic abuse, the government said in a survey issued on Friday, showing the ongoing struggle of women in a society in which Chairman Mao Zedong once famously said women hold up half the sky.
If you are always seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, be warned — it could be an oncoming train.
Mental health assessments given to all U.S. soldiers after deployment may miss many cases of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a U.S. study.
People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appear to have lower levels of a specific kind of brain chemical known as serotonin 1B, and targeting this with drugs could lead to the first treatments specifically targeting the disorder, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
More elderly people in Chinese cities are suffering from feelings of depression, which are becoming almost as common in China as they are in developed countries, according to recent research.
The mind and the gut are tightly connected. Anyone who has had a stomachache accompany a bout of nervousness can testify to the phenomenon. A study in rodents now suggests that digestive troubles early in life may even predispose people to developing anxiety and depression.
Incidences of autism may be much higher than previously thought in the United States and elsewhere in the world, according to a rigorous, comprehensive study of the condition conducted in South Korea, researchers reported Monday.
The evidence is piling up that parents who smoke really should quit — or at least not smoke at home, a study said.
Nearly one in five Americans, or 45 million adults, experienced some form of mental illness last year, according to a major U.S. government survey published on Friday.