They came with stories. There was a video of a Ghanaian man suffering from a psychosis. His family had put his foot through a hole in a log and secured it there with nails. He stayed attached to the log for 2 years. Another video captured a Peruvian man’s spiral into…

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…

Trauma surgeons may see “the equivalent of a mass shooting every 2.5 months”—clusters of 4 or more gunshot victims–contributing to burnout or “moral injury.” Per a 2014 survey, 40% of trauma surgeons have PTSD symptoms and 15% meet criteria for PTSD diagnosis. But…

Traditional methods for treating depression address symptoms like sadness or anxiety. Most don’t focus on anhedonia—the lack of interest or ability to feel pleasure.   To address this pernicious symptom, UCLA is studying the use of virtual reality in therapy. Patients…

Flashing lights and pulsing sounds may curb the signs of Alzheimer’s in the brain, according to MIT research on mice that is now being tried out on humans.

We are thrilled to congratulate Hikmet Ceyhun Göcenoğlu and Beth Ann Eanelli, the winners of the Untold Global Health Stories of 2019 contest.

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…

Facebook’s suicide prevention program may border on unchecked medical research, experts argue. Facebook’s algorithm flags posts that potentially include suicidal threats. A team assesses imminent risk before contacting authorities who can deploy first responders for a “…

I would like to share an idea for a health innovation that I hope the global health and medical communities will embrace. There is a great need for a new subject—mental well-being—in medical studies. Medical training should include attention to maintaining mental health and…

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…