Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Eating dark chocolate may ease depressive symptoms and have a positive effect on mood, according to a new study led by University College London (UCL). The study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, looked at whether different types of chocolate might be...
Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis among offspring, a new Dutch study considered the behavior problems of children born to older parents...
Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

New research finds mothers of young children with autism can reduce parenting stress and depression by improving their relationship with the child. Investigators from Case Western Reserve University examined the effects of this technique in a small experimental...
Family Chaos, Depression May Make It Harder to Manage Kids’ Asthma

Family Chaos, Depression May Make It Harder to Manage Kids’ Asthma

A chaotic household as well as child and parent depression are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new paper published in the journal Pediatrics. “Higher levels of chaos — lack of organization or set routines, among other...
Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

A large Australian study has discovered that medical intervention for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. The study is by far the largest trial of its type and one of very few studies...