Robotic dogs and laughter therapy: 10 ways to combat loneliness and isolation while social distancing
Robotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness are some of the ways that might help people – particularly the elderly – cope with loneliness and social
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~8 min
High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests
Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings, say a team of
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~6 min
Apathy offers an important early warning sign of dementia in individuals with cerebrovascular disease, but depression does not, research led by the
July 14, 2020 • ~5 min
Deprivation affects men and women differently, writes Olivia Remes, PhD candidate at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, with men more likely to experience depression.
Nov. 27, 2019 • ~5 min
The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia (UEA).
Oct. 7, 2019 • ~4 min
People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation – the body’s response to negative environmental factors, such as stress.
March 19, 2019 • ~6 min
Recalling positive events and experiences can help protect young people against depression in later life, suggests new research published today.
Jan. 14, 2019 • ~4 min
‘Anhedonia’ (the loss of pleasure) is one of the key symptoms of depression. An important component of this symptom is an inability to feel excitement in anticipation of events; however the brain mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are poorly understood.
Dec. 4, 2018 • ~7 min