Another study adds to evidence of a link between strong anticholinergic drugs and greater dementia risk, CNN reports. Anticholinergics are often prescribed to fight anxiety, depression and pain, or purchased over the counter to tackle allergies or sleep problems.

California has teamed up with Silicon Valley on mental health experiments like Mindstrong, an app that provides a digital “fire alarm” for imminent emotional crises. The program monitors smartphone activity moment-to-moment, recognizes off-pattern behavior and alerts users…

Previous counts greatly underestimated those living in conflict zones who suffer from mental disorders, new WHO estimates published in The Lancet reveal.   More than 1 in 5 live with some form of mental disorder, from mild depression to psychosis; nearly 1 in 10 have a…

This is Part II of a special series for Global Health NOW by Ana P. Santos, an independent journalist based in Manila, Philippines, featuring photography by Amanda Mustard.

One of the “most promising and rapidly advancing frontiers in mental health” is a treatment that acts like a game, writes data scientist Sara Kimmich. Neurofeedback allows people to hear and see their brain activity, and train their brains to tweak their mental state. The…

The Skoll Foundation’s World Forum this week celebrates 5 Social Entrepreneurship awardees. Here’s what they hope to accomplish by 2030:

Yesterday marked a quarter century since the Rwandan genocide that saw nearly 1 million people slaughtered in less than 4 months, The New Humanitarian reports.

The Wellcome Trust has pledged $258.8 million to advance mental health treatment and research, an area lagging behind other health fields.   Currently, mental health issues like anxiety and depression contribute to over half of all health problems. By 2030, they may be the…

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.