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Is social media bad for your mental health?
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Is social media bad for your mental health?

Girls’ dramatic decrease in mental wellbeing ‘linked to heavy social media use’
27 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: practical tips for avoiding cabin fever
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Coronavirus: practical tips for avoiding cabin fever

Drawing up a family contract and earmarking different zones in your home can help with isolation and anxiety
18 Mar 2020
Is Blue Monday really the most depressing day of the year?
Depression
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Is Blue Monday really the most depressing day of the year?

Popular belief identifies third Monday in January as the saddest date on the calendar
20 Jan 2020
Why is hay fever so bad and is there a cure?
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Why is hay fever so bad and is there a cure?

Sufferers face runny noses and watering eyes as grass pollen season begins
28 May 2019
How the NHS is failing children on mental health
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How the NHS is failing children on mental health

Major new study finds level of provision for young people in UK ‘lags far behind’ other EU countries
29 Apr 2019
Why antidepressant prescriptions have doubled since 2008
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Why antidepressant prescriptions have doubled since 2008

De-stigmatisation, social media and even Brexit cited as factors in rise
29 Mar 2019
How Brexit is affecting mental health
Suicide is the number one killer of British men under-40
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How Brexit is affecting mental health

Uncertainty surrounding UK’s future is having worrying effects on the nation’s psyche
13 Mar 2019

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What is esketamine and how does it treat depression?
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What is esketamine and how does it treat depression?

Spray containing ketamine-related chemical hailed as ‘breakthrough’ but side effects spark concerns
8 Mar 2019
Is internet addiction real?
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Is internet addiction real?

Up to 8% of Americans ‘diagnosed’ as growing digital dependency spawns host of new treatment programmes
29 Jan 2019
Why people with anxiety struggle to manage their emotions
Mental health
In Depth

Why people with anxiety struggle to manage their emotions

Simple actions can help people loosen the influence of negative thoughts
28 Jan 2019
Why are so many young people suffering from anxiety?
Mental health
In Brief

Why are so many young people suffering from anxiety?

Childline says number of youngsters seeking help for stress has soared
7 Dec 2018
Half of people with mental health problems hide it at work
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Half of people with mental health problems hide it at work

Majority fear that revealing their issues will block career progress
22 Nov 2018
UK firms urge law change on mental health at work
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UK firms urge law change on mental health at work

Top executives urge Theresa May to honour manifesto pledge and make mental health first aid mandatory
19 Nov 2018
How testosterone can help men with depression
Suicide is the number one killer of British men under-40
In Brief

How testosterone can help men with depression

New study finds the treatment is especially effective for patients with naturally low levels of the hormone
15 Nov 2018
How to tell if a child has depression
Mental health
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How to tell if a child has depression

Government announces plans for dedicated mental health teams in schools across the country
29 Oct 2018
How long should kids spend on social media?
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In Brief

How long should kids spend on social media?

Safe time limit guidelines to be drawn up to counter concern about impact on mental health
1 Oct 2018
Body clock disruption linked to depression
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Body clock disruption linked to depression

New study finds irregular circadian rhythms may lead to mood disorders
16 May 2018
‘Gene map’ for depression finds 44 genetic risk factors
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‘Gene map’ for depression finds 44 genetic risk factors

Discovery raises hopes of a new generation of treatments for the disorder
27 Apr 2018
Ketamine ‘improved severe depression within hours’
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Ketamine ‘improved severe depression within hours’

Nasal spray containing component of the party drug reduced suicidal urges in study
16 Apr 2018
The Rock and other celebrities on dealing with depression
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The Rock and other celebrities on dealing with depression

Former wrestler speaks of trauma following his mother’s suicide attempt when he was a teenager
3 Apr 2018
Celebrities on dealing with mental health issues
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Celebrities on dealing with mental health issues

3 Apr 2018
What are the signs of depression and can it be treated?
Ant McPartlin
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What are the signs of depression and can it be treated?

Stigmas around mental health are changing, but talking about it can still be taboo
13 Mar 2018
Antidepressants do work, biggest ever study finds
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In Brief

Antidepressants do work, biggest ever study finds

Scientists claim to have finally resolved debate - but others disagree
22 Feb 2018
Why have UK suicide rates fallen?
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Why have UK suicide rates fallen?

Official figures show the largest drop for two decades - but British men still face a ‘suicide crisis’
19 Dec 2017
Record number of UK children reporting suicidal thoughts
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Record number of UK children reporting suicidal thoughts

Report shows NSPCC provided 62 counselling sessions a day for desperate kids and teenagers last year
17 Oct 2017
Britons among most depressed people in Western world
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Britons among most depressed people in Western world

OECD data finds direct correlation between education levels and depression
15 Sep 2017
AI teenage schoolgirl slips into deep depression
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AI teenage schoolgirl slips into deep depression

Japanese engineers work to help suicidal bot blogger - and other tall tales
7 Oct 2016
Antidepressants 'can raise risk of suicide in under-18s'
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In Brief

Antidepressants 'can raise risk of suicide in under-18s'

Drugs firms accused of failing to report side effects, and even deaths, related to medication
28 Jan 2016
Goths 'at greater risk of depression'
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Goths 'at greater risk of depression'

Survey of 3,694 young people in Bristol finds link between goth subculture and depression in teenagers
28 Aug 2015
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