Before you dunk that next donut, you may want to consider the results of a new study. More junk food leads to an increased risk of depression, according to the authors. The study, published in Public Health Nutrition, evaluated the eating habits of nearly 9000 Spanish adults, as well as their mental health. Overall, the risk for depression increased when they consumed more fast food and commercially-prepared pastries.
French author Antoine de Saint-Exupery once claimed that love did not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. Based on a new study, he could have come to this realization while he and his wife were commuting to work. A recent study of couples in Hong Kong and the United States, reported in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, reveals that marital satisfaction of couples is higher when the spouses travel in the same direction to get to work.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a significant and prevalent mental health condition among new mothers. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, PPD can lead to countless adverse consequences for the mother and her child. Luckily, a new study shows that screening and treatment for PPD by family practice physicians improve outcomes related to PPD.
Many studies have linked childhood maltreatment and adversity to mental and physical health disorders later in life. Most of the studies have been retrospective in design, which inserts bias into the study and makes the results less conclusive. A new study evaluated both prospectively and retrospectively gathered information about childhood experiences and adult mental health and reports that the association is the same, no matter how the information is ascertained.