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Depression among Gen Z is skyrocketing — a troubling mental-health trend that could affect the rest of their lives

More young people are having depressive episodes, and it could spell trouble for years to come. Psychologists say there's more we could be doing.

Regulators just approved a new depression drug with the potential to be a game-changer

Unlike the depression drugs available for decades, neither of the two new drugs is a pill. One is a nasal spray; the latest is an injection made by Sage.
Kelly Catlin at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the Netherlands on March 3, 2018.

The suicide death of a 23-year-old Olympic cyclist highlights a disturbing trend. Her former coach says we could be doing more.

People under 25 are dealing with alarming rates of depression, mental distress, and suicidal thoughts. Less sleep and more screen time may not help.

A study on psychedelic microdosing in rats revealed promising results for anxiety and depression

A new study on rats found that small doses of the psychedelic drug DMT could potentially help with anxiety and depression.
A drug inspired by the anesthetic ketamine just became the first new kind of depression medication in 35 years. It's a nasal spray made by Johnson & Johnson.

Regulators just approved the first new depression drug since the 1980s, and some see blockbuster potential

A drug inspired by ketamine just became the first new type of depression drug in 35 years. The FDA approved the nasal spray made by Johnson & Johnson.
According to psychologist Maike Luhmann, people experience heightened levels of loneliness periodically as they age. "What matters is social connection," she told Vox.

How being lonely can affect your health and what you can do about it

Too much loneliness can raise your risk of depression and heart disease, help Alzheimer's disease progress, and lower your ability to learn.
A third of children have suffered a traumatic experience.

8% of children experience PTSD by the time they reach 18, according to a new study

Half of children with PTSD had self-harmed, and one in five had attempted suicide, but just one in five had seen a mental health professional in the past year.
There's an evidence-backed way to treat perinatal depression, experts say.

Depression affects as many as 1 in 7 new moms, but health experts just recommended an effective treatment that could prevent it

Counseling could be an effective way to prevent perinatal depression, according to a new recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force.

Researchers think magic mushrooms could have the potential to treat depression

Recent research suggests the main psychoactive component in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, could be an alternative treatment for depression.

A depression drug that’s been called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big step closer to FDA approval

Esketamine, a first-of-its-kind depression drug made by Johnson & Johnson, got a big nod on Tuesday from a group of experts convened by regulators.