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The truth about 'Blue Monday'
Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year — is there any science behind it, or is it just a myth that has gained too much momentum over time? (Medical News Today)

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types
Netherlands study identifies five insomnia subtypes that differ by personality traits, risk for depression, brain activity, and response to treatment. (Medical News Today)

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems
A recent study demonstrates that being bullied can have long-lasting effects on the structure of the brain, raising the risk of mental health problems. (Medical News Today)

How do our emotions affect our immune response?
Emerging evidence suggests that experiencing negative moods often may put our health in danger by affecting inflammation levels in our bodies. (Medical News Today)

How do anxiety and depression affect physical health?
New research investigates the physical health risks associated with anxiety and depression and compares them with those of smoking and obesity. (Medical News Today)

Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: My bipolar journey
My name is Carrie Cantwell, and I am an Emmy-nominated graphic designer and writer. I also have bipolar II disorder. This is my story. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers. (Medical News Today)

What to know about multiple sclerosis and mood swings
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and the best treatment options, here. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Electrical stimulation can 'significantly' improve mood
Researchers found that only 3 minutes of electrical stimulation applied to the orbitofrontal cortex relieves symptoms of moderate and severe depression. (Medical News Today)

This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues. (Medical News Today)

Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk
A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation. (Medical News Today)

Does using testosterone to treat depression work?
A new analysis attempts to end a long-standing debate in psychiatry. The researchers asked whether testosterone really can relieve depression in men. (Medical News Today)

What are the possible complications of psoriasis?
Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depression. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

New evidence that social media increases loneliness
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness. (Medical News Today)

Does depression cause obesity or does obesity cause depression?
Depression and obesity are known to be linked, but science has found the relationship between them hard to unpick. A new study uses genetic data to find answers. (Medical News Today)

Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain
By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains. (Medical News Today)

Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?
Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent
An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Three new subtypes identified
Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype. (Medical News Today)

Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping
Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here. (Medical News Today)

Mental health conditions on the rise among US students
New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression. (Medical News Today)

Cannabis withdrawal can be 'highly disabling'
Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is real and can have 'highly disabling' effects — especially psychologically — warn the authors of a new study. (Medical News Today)

What causes low energy in men?
Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men. (Medical News Today)

Using Facebook to predict depression
Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts. (Medical News Today)

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