Depression INFO CENTER

The Mental Health Meds Teens Are Taking

A wide range of psychotropic medications are available to treat mental health conditions, including disorders in teens. But how many teens are actually taking these medications?

No Link Between Antidepressants and Autism

Women may need to take various medications even while they are pregnant, trying to weigh the risks and benefits of the medications. When it comes to antidepressants, there's at least one thing they don't need to worry about.

When Depression Accompanies RA

Coping with arthritis can be difficult, especially when patients have other conditions — such as depression — that may hinder effective treatment.

Sleep Issues May Mess With Work Performance

It's possible that sleep issues can affect a person's ability to perform everyday activities. For people with depression or anxiety, too little sleep could seriously affect their ability to do their job.

A Mental Health Boon After Menopause?

As a woman approaches menopause, her body experiences a wide range of changes. Some of these changes may relate to her mental health.

When Men Are Dissatisfied with Their Bodies

Typically, eating disorders and concerns about one's body image are thought to be mainly prevalent among girls and young women. But men are not immune to these problems.

Mania and Depression Run in the Family Independently

Mental disorders can be passed down through families. The individual factors of each disorder may be the important thing to pay attention to rather than the disorder itself.

Behavior Change Fights Diabetes and Depression

Diabetes requires constant self-care, which may lead to chronic stress and depression for some patients. Behavior therapy may lead to better self-care, ease depression and improve blood sugar control.

Exercise for the Mind in MS

Exercising is good for your overall health; it may even improve mental health. And recent research suggests that exercise could benefit multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with depression.

Of Pregnancy Blues and Drinking Clues

The recommendations not to drink alcohol while pregnant are clear from obstetric medical organizations in the US. Yet pregnant women feeling depressed may be at risk for ignoring this advice.