Latest affective disorders Stories
Belief in God may significantly improve the outcome of those receiving short-term treatment for psychiatric illness.
While many small studies have shown a relationship between infertility and psychological distress, reporting a high prevalence of anxiety, mood disorders and depressive symptoms, few have studied the psychological effect of childlessness on a large population basis.
Eight out of ten Australians would radically change their risky behavior if tests showed they had a genetic susceptibility to depression, a national study has found.
In some people the onset of winter triggers Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a mood disorder in which sufferers experience symptoms of depression.
All humans are synchronised to the rhythmic light-dark changes that occur on a daily basis.
A research team has tested the utility of the short version of WHO-DAS II, a tool to assess within five minutes disability in patients with depression, "which in the case of primary care is even more practicable than the long version of the instrument".
- A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.