Depression. Mood

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. Text Revision (2000) (DSM-IV-TR) does not distinguish SAD as a unique mood disorder but as a specifier of mood disorders […]

Elderly at highest risk for suicide

Anne Beale Golsan’s niece arrived at the house they shared in Baton Rouge, La., to find police already there. Golsan had killed herself with a gunshot to the head. “Every […]

Taste sensitivity is altered by changing levels of so-called neurotransmitters that are thought to be involved in depression, British investigators report. In a press release from the University of Bristol, […]

Sleep problems, nightmares linked to suicide

By Charnicia Huggins Sleep disturbances, especially nightmares, are common among people who have attempted suicide, new study findings show. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report […]

Medication for depression

By Dr. Jan Melichar During the trial, ‘healthy’ volunteers were given two anti-depressant drugs, which raised the levels of both chemicals (serotonin and noradrenaline) in their brain. Increased serotonin levels […]

The genetic foundation of emotional expression has been considered ever since Charles Darwin’s initial publication in 1872 about emotional expressions in humans and animals. Until recently, however, this concept did […]

By Scott Frankel   The 28 mph gusts of wind blew 20-year-old Lindsay Naso’s golden hair across her eyes outside of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) undergraduate library. The […]