Closeness with fathers has a positive impact across kid’s adolescence

Father-child relations may play a special role in how kids weather adolescence.

Pregnant women’s risk of depression nearly doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic

Women’s risk for depression during pregnancy doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boy video gamers have a lower risk of depression

Girls who spend more time on social media appear to develop more depressive symptoms.

A new wearable sensing chip can measure the stress hormone in human sweat

Signs of burnout can be detected in sweat.

Apathy could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before

Apathy could predict the onset of dementia years before other symptoms.

Imbalance in the gut bacterial community can result in depressive-like behaviors

Gut microbiota plays a role in brain function and mood regulation.

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in depression symptoms among children

The symptoms of depression among children got much worse during this period.

New VR test to assess a person’s vulnerability to stress

One of the first such tools that do not rely on subjective evaluations.

People with low fitness are nearly twice as likely to experience depression

There is a 60% greater chance of anxiety.

Depression linked to bowel conditions

Depression is more common among people with inflammatory bowel diseases or IBD.

How brain neurons influence choices?

The effort could aid the study of addiction, eating disorders, other neuropsychiatric conditions that involve faulty decision-making.

Scientists found a crucial brain region in depression

Study finds a brain region linking depression and anxiety, heart disease, and people’s sensitivity to treatment.

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