A study suggests that regular exercise can increase the levels of crucial neurotransmitters involved in depression.
Clinical trials of ketamine in humans have shown it can relieve depression much faster than commonly prescribed drugs.
One in five women suffers from depression or anxiety during and after pregnancy in South Africa.
Studies show how acts of kindness help control social anxiety.
Please don't rush out and start picking mushrooms. Really, don't. But scientists think they're on to something...
Meditation is more effective than medication at easing chronic lower back pain, say researchers.
This is the intriguing question posed by new research into the parasitic bug toxoplasma gondii which will, at some point, infect half of adults.
South Africa has been hit by a new wave of addiction - there's even a word for it: nomophobia, coined from a term, no-mobile-phone-phobia.
'Let go of the need to be right' - and nine other ways to give your brain a spring cleaning.
Sandy Starks always loved pretty things and storing them - but now her aim is to get rid of all the clutter by taking on a new goal.
Training people in communities to identify those with mental illness is one of the ways healthcare can be made more accessible, ...
Scientists have for the first time scanned the brains of people using LSD and found the drug frees the brain to become more like the mind of a baby.
Two influential women - Lillian Dube and Leanne Manas - tell their tale on what it's like to live with depression.
Scientists believe they have found the secret ingredient to health and longevity - and it is probably in your kitchen cupboard.
Dysthymia is a mild disorder that can lead to a major depression, writes Yvonne Fontyn.