Repeat head impacts may lead to depression later

Study participants with a history of repetitive head impacts and traumatic brain injury reported greater depression symptoms later than those who didn't.

Gina DiGravio-Boston • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: depression cognition memory brains athletes sports featured health-and-medicine football injuries

COVID-19 is taking a major toll on our mental health

COVID-19 appears to be negatively affecting the mental health of the general population, health care workers, and patients.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety trauma health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd pandemics

Anxious people tend to really love their cats

Cats and anxiety go well together, according to new research on trust and affection for feline friends.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression anxiety pets emotions cats personality health-and-medicine

Did insomnia cause April’s spike in suicidal thoughts?

"Without sufficient good quality sleep, suicidal thoughts start to have a louder voice." Surveys indicate mental health risk during April.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 depression suicide sleep insomnia loneliness great-depression emotions featured health-and-medicine

Parents with depression report less empathy for their kids

"A parent's difficulty identifying and connecting with a child's emotions is particularly concerning during these turbulent times..."

Joan Brasher-Vanderbilt • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: depression parents childrens-health empathy featured health-and-medicine

Work stress may be killing you

If you've got too much on your plate at work or feel like you don't have control over your job, the stress may lead to depression or a higher risk of death.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression death stress jobs health-and-medicine managers

COVID-19 health care workers face ‘invisible’ dangers

COVID-19 health care workers risk depression, anxiety, and stress. An expert offers tips on how they can care for themselves while caring for others.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety physicians viruses nurses health-and-medicine

Stress has more adults drinking and getting high

As disruptions to daily life worsen during the pandemic, more adults report using alcohol and marijuana to cope with stress.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 depression alcohol anxiety stress marijuana health-and-medicine

A pandemic of grief may hit in COVID-19’s aftermath

The deaths COVID-19 causes may just be the first blow. The next may be coping with all the loss and grief, researchers warn.

Matthew Swayne-Penn State • futurity
April 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 depression death emotions families featured health-and-medicine pandemics

New magnetic brain stim shows promise for severe depression

A new form of magnetic brain stimulation offered quick relief for symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study.

Mandy Erickson-Stanford • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: depression brains magnetism bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine

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