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NEWS People taking antidepressants ‘for decades’

January 16th 2017 /

People are only supposed to take an antidepressant for a few months—but some never stop and rely on the drugs for decades. Average use is now six months, but 25 per cent are taking them for 15 months, say researchers.

NEWS Women with PCOS wait two years to be correctly diagnosed

January 11th 2017 /

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility in women—and yet it takes several doctors and several years to come up with a correct diagnosis in a third of all cases.

FEATURE A head for herbs

January 2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 10) /

Don’t put up with the pain of migraine, says naturopath Harald Gaier. Try these helpful herbs with a long history of use.

FEATURE Bugs in the system

January 2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 10) /

New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates

NEWS Our gut could be shaping our mental health

December 26th 2016

Our gut is much smarter than we realise—and could determine the state of our mental health. The micro-organisms in the gut—known as the microbiome—influence mood and anxiety, and could even cause chronic problems such as depression and bipolar disorder.

NEWS One in six Americans taking a psychiatric drug

December 14th 2016 /

One in six adults in America is taking a psychiatric drug, such as an antidepressant or a sedative. Around 40 million people are taking at least one prescription drug—and that’s at least 14 million more than earlier figures had suggested.

NEWS Tackling the big questions makes you less depressed

December 7th 2016

Is there a God? Does life have a purpose? The big questions—and if we’re prepared to tackle them, we’re less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, and we’re better able to cope with our emotions.

NEWS Yoga breathing is doing what antidepressants can’t for severe depression

November 28th 2016 /

Antidepressants aren’t working for more than half the people suffering from severe and chronic depression—but a yogic breathing technique seems to be doing what the drugs can’t, a new study has discovered.

NEWS It’s the length of the day—and not gloomy weather—that makes us feel down

November 7th 2016

The amount of daylight has a direct effect on our emotional well-being. The length of the day matters more than bad weather, such as rain or cloud, and so psychologists should be prepared to see more patients in the winter months when the days are shorter, a new study has found.

FEATURE Regrow your brain at any age - Stopping brain drain

November 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 8) /

Cognitive decline is not an inevitable part of ageing. Your brain can renew itself at any age, as noted psychologist Brant Cortright reports.

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