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.

In response to at least 13 suicides across the region this year, Inuit villages in Nunavik, northern Quebec, are on alert.   Inuit leaders are pleading with the Quebec government to train more Inuit social workers and psychologists, rather than flying around a handful of…

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…

The Indonesian government now shackles and confines fewer people with mental health conditions. It’s a promising development, but the practice—banned since 1977—persists in communities and institutions. Following up on a 2016 report that found thousands of people with…

In a recent blog post, World Bank’s Patricio V. Marquez calls for prison reform to address the overwhelming number of incarcerated persons with mental health disorders.  

Having more than one child, early onset of menstruation, and/or late onset of menopause are all associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's, research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago indicates.  

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…