Women make up the majority of the 50 million dementia cases worldwide, and researchers are doubling down to investigate the gender-specific elements of the disease. Womens’ longer lifespans are a factor, but research shows that a slew of other female-specific risk factors…

It took 27 years and an attempted suicide for Chinese-American Amanda Rosenberg to get a diagnosis for bipolar disorder. She kept her deteriorating mental health a secret for “one straightforward reason: I was scared of embarrassing my mother,” she writes. Asian Americans’…

Gaming disorder is expected to be added to the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases next year, as worries mount about the addictive quality of the pastime embraced by some 2.6 billion people worldwide.

Disease data reporting has come a long way since 16th century London’s weekly Bills of Mortality. Now we have the WHO’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, providing a common vocabulary to record and report causes of disease and…

The high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have cracked open a fresh conversation about why people take their own lives—and how we can predict it. Unfortunately, research hasn't produced an answer that beats random guessing, writes Florida State University…

Mental health resources are not keeping pace with need and fail to align with human rights conventions, found the WHO's Mental Health Atlas 2017, pointing to major gaps in community-based services.

Does poverty affect early childhood development? An unprecedented study launching next month investigates the developmental effects on children of low-income mothers who receive an unconditional monthly payment of $333 for their child’s first 3 years.

What happens when promising research fails an initial futility analysis in a clinical trial? In this case, damaging misinformation and potential loss of hope for patients with debilitating depression. In open trials of deep brain stimulation (DBS), neurologist Helen…

A book excerpt from Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth bluntly frames the reality faced by US correctional facilities which “have become the nation’s de facto mental-health-care providers.”

Do those violin lessons improve your child’s brain development? What about sports and sleep?In the largest study of its kind, researchers from 21 institutions are looking to answer these questions once and for all with a massive data hive showing how a range of behaviors…