The debilitating symptoms of perinatal depression are dangerous to mothers and babies alike. But the condition can be prevented, a national panel has reported for the first time.

Long suicidal, Joe Wright “almost immediately started feeling more hopeful about life” after taking Ketamine as part of a small Columbia University study.

A single hospital ward with 8 beds, served by one psychologist isn’t enough for any country’s mental health program—but especially not for war-torn South Sudan, home to more than 10 million.   One survey found signs of PTSD in over 40% of people surveyed in 6 states.…

The American Psychological Association has drawn up new guidelines for clinicians treating men and boys. Central to that project is understanding “what’s making their lives untenable.” Among the issues affecting them are elevated levels of depression and anxiety, and…

Could video games help military veterans with mental or behavioral health problems?  Michelle Colder Carras, PhD, interviewed 20 US vets who were in treatment at a Veterans Administration facility. Colder Carras, now an assistant professor at the Netherlands’…

South African law allows mental health patients to be admitted to designated hospitals for 72 hours of assessment and to determine treatment. But when patients are volatile, getting them there poses a major challenge. The family of a schizophrenic patient found medical…

In its new position paper on gun violence, the American College of Physicians strengthens and expands its recommendations on policies to prevent and reduce mass shootings and the daily gun-related violence in communities, homes and other public and private places.

NUNAVUT—89-year-old Eenoapit Sageatook remembers starting her days with a breakfast of Canada goose or duck eggs and later filling up on cooked or raw meat.

Violence has been an everyday reality in Somalia since civil war erupted in 1991. Amid the shape-shifting war, “clan conflict gradually morphed into an all-out war against… al-Shabab”—with “a disposable front line” of child soldiers. The attendant trauma is impossible to…

Called kufungisisa (Shona for “thinking too much”), depression is a high burden in Zimbabwe. In 2006, a paucity of providers—there are 12 psychiatrists for the entire country—led Dixon Chibanda, director of the African Mental Health Research Initiative, to establish the…