Mental Health

The soldiers who died of homesickness

We think of homesickness as a triviality, but doctors in the US Civil War, with mental healthcare in its infancy, found that young soldiers pined so much that the condition could even be fatal

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Why is there no gene for depression?

Depression should be thought of more like heart disease and cancer says Sarah Bailey, where small changes in a number of genes contribute to the development of the illness instead of looking for just one gene that causes it