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Get moving to get happy

We may not be sure of the optimal daily ‘dose’ – but for many people, maintaining a healthy levels of physical activity is an effective prescription for happiness.

5 April, 2018

Saffron gives a lift to mums with the baby blues

A daily small dose of the precious spice saffron could help lift depression symptoms among new mothers with mild post-partum depression, according to new research.

5 January, 2018

Twice weekly yoga helps beat depression

People who suffer from major depression can benefit from regularly participating in yoga and deep breathing classes.

8 March, 2017

Yogic breathing – benefits for major depression

New evidence suggests that yogic breathing could help alleviate severe depression in people who don’t fully respond to conventional antidepressant treatments.

25 November, 2016

Sunshine a key ‘nutrient’ for mental health

Of all the weather variables that can affect mental and emotional health, getting enough sunshine is the most important, according to a new study.

14 November, 2016

Anti-inflammatory diet lowers depression risk

New evidence from US and Australian scientists shows that women following an anti-inflammatory diet had a 20% lower risk of developing symptoms of depression.

19 September, 2016

Herbs can boost both mood and memory

Peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender could have a beneficial impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits for older people in particular.

4 May, 2016

Depression ups the risk of type-2 diabetes

Depression and a whole host of metabolic factors can combine to boost the risk of developing diabetes, according to new research

13 April, 2016

Mixed emotions – indecisiveness or emotional depth?

Mixed emotions, which are better tolerated in some cultures than in others, may be a way of helping us function better in groups and see both sides of an issue.

28 January, 2016

More evidence of depression’s link with inflammation

The discovery that those with hard to treat depression also suffer from inflammation could lead to more effective treatments.

8 December, 2015