Home > Mental health > News News What you need to know about antidepressants Not everyone with depression needs medicine, but antidepressant drugs can definitely help ease symptoms. Animals used in therapy What if you could have therapy that included a dog? Well, it turns out you can and it’s called animal-assisted therapy. Self-harm increases risk of suicide by almost 400% Researchers found that the one-year suicide rate among self-harm patients was considerably higher than in the general population. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke 70% unsure about loved one’s dying wishes A study found that often 'surrogates' remain in the dark about their loved one's wishes even if both agreed that they had discussed the matter. What the Rorschach test can reveal about you A new book about the Rorschach inkblots concludes that these tests may uncover fascinating areas to explore. The question is, however, what do they really test? Spiritual experiences trigger brain's reward system Besides activating the brain's reward circuits, spiritual feelings trigger activity in a brain region that handles tasks involving valuation, judgment and moral reasoning, according to a study. Parents often miss post-traumatic stress disorder in kids A British study found that most parents of children who still had PTSD after three years after a traumatic event didn't recognise their child's symptoms. Social media can leave you feeling more isolated Spending a lot of time using social media – designed to bring people together – may actually increase some people's sense of isolation, a study suggests. Screen time may not be so bad for teens after all Teens who spend hours on smartphones and in front of the TV can still flourish and develop social skills, a new study finds. 1 in 7 young teens is a victim of stalking According to a US study, teen stalking is a public health issue and many kids are the victims of stalking. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!