Dietary fats entering the brain through the bloodstream may explain the link between obesity and depression, new research suggests.
Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has urged more support for people who witness incidents such as suicides, as he revealed he still suffers nightmares after seeing a person take their own life.
Lenny Johnrose feels it is his duty to spread the word to footballers about the “frightening” statistics suggesting a link between professional contact sport and motor neurone disease, but says nothing would have deterred him from pursuing a career in the game.
Depression and self-harm are on the rise among Britain’s teenagers, according to a large-scale study.
North-east councillor questions increasingly ‘depressing’ budget-setting process after voting for £22 million of cuts
One of dozens of north-east councillors who this week voted for £22 million of cuts - which will hit schools, libraries and bus services - has branded the budget-setting process "depressing".
North-east academics are researching ways to improve the mental health of farmers amid rising concerns about the number of workers in the agricultural sector taking their own lives.
I don’t for a minute think that half of the good folk of Nairn are popping anti-depressants - after all, with its bracing sea air and lovely beaches there is so much to be happy about.
A paralysed man has been left clinically depressed after his 24-hour care package was suddenly removed- leaving him “in pain, degradation and misery”.
A former soldier has called on offshore leaders to do more to support those with mental health problems.
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has opened up about his struggle with depression.
Union leaders claim stressed city council staff were working in a “pressure cooker” environment due to council cutbacks.
This week, the Press and Journal has highlighted the physical harm allergies can cause people, today Ben Hendry writes about their mental toll on children.
Antidepressants are effective in the treatment of the mental health condition, according to the authors of an international study.
A newly-qualified teacher who suffered from crippling anxiety and depression has thanked university staff for helping her achieve her goals.
Movember is here which means over the next few weeks you might start to notice a huge number of the city’s male population sporting moustaches.
It is reported that only 25% of people suffering from depression are men but in reality the number is most likely to be a lot higher.
A group of Aberdeen children, born in the 1950s, could hold the key to finding better ways to treat depression.
Farmers and crofters who are stressed or finding it difficult to cope have been reminded of the help available to them.
Nearly two thirds of people in rural areas have reported suffering depression.
A new support group, set up to tackle depression, anxiety and stress in a north-east town, has said it is committed to helping people talk about their problems.
For Amy Jakob, it all started when she was back in school.
It’s a new year and we’re half-way through January – the most miserable month of the year.
A gardening guru believes his plan to create a row of massive polytunnels in Elgin will help reduce depression.
Men: It’s time to take charge of your mental health, writes Professor Ewan Gillon, as he discusses the signs of male depression and offers his top tips.
We are all fighting our own battles so we should always be kind. We never know what is going on in a persons head. We never know what they have been through in the past or what they are going through right now.
It's mental health awareness week and I shall soon face the ultimate challenge and run my first marathon at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.
The number of people in the north and north-east using anti-depressants has soared in the last five years.
A guide for parents on childhood depression – how to spot the signs and get help, by Professor Ewan Gillon, chartered psychologist and clinical director of First Psychology Inverness and Aberdeen.
Researchers at a north-east university are calling on volunteers to take part in a new study on the benefits of local foods.
Depression and exhaustion are common for those caring for loved ones with dementia – so putting your own needs first isn’t selfish, it’s essential Dementia rates are believed to be on the rise, with around 850,000 people in the UK already diagnosed with some form of the condition. The number of people ‘living with’ dementia however is far higher. Because, as with many conditions, it isn’t an illness that only impacts the person who actually has it.
Support for people with mild depression will be examined at an event in Aberdeen next week.
Supporters of Peterhead Football Club have raised more than £4,000 for a mental health charity in honour of a player who courageously revealed his battle with depression.