Leiden Psychology Blog


Tag: Depression

  • Healthy lab, happy scientist

    Healthy lab, happy scientist

    Young scientists worldwide experience major mental health concerns. The increasing workload plays a key role in the mental crisis currently facing academia. But how should we deal with this daily pressure? How can we ensure we stay happy in our work?
  • A crazy little thing: Cold love

    A crazy little thing: Cold love

    A fresh start to a new year. Some take it literally and take a dive in the chilling ocean. For most, the thought sends a shiver down the spine. But taking that plunge might not be a bad idea. Should exposing yourself to cold be one of your resolutions?
  • Truly awesome data

    Truly awesome data

    Researchers perform studies to test their hypothesis. Yet, some hypotheses require data so special, that they are rarely tested. The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety provides researchers in Leiden, Amsterdam, and Groningen with such special data
  • Thanksgiving: who feels most grateful?

    Thanksgiving: who feels most grateful?

    Last week was Thanksgiving – a day to reflect on things we are grateful for. People who dwell on past experiences are generally less happy in life than people who are able to detach themselves. How would ‘detachers’ and ‘dwellers’ feel after Thanksgiving?
  • Don’t go to sleep!

    Don’t go to sleep!

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    Feeling down? Perhaps experiencing some winter blues? Sleep deprivation might be the answer. Neuroscientists at Tufts University have revealed an interesting mechanism behind this puzzling solution, by investigating the role of astrocytes.
  • Winter blues?

    Winter blues?

    Depressed people report seeing the world as “dim, and lacking in color”. Is this a nice figure of speech, or a real perceptual shift? We investigated this question, particularly relevant now that the days are getting shorter and shorter…
  • Brain scars

    Brain scars

    Abuse or neglect as a child may lead to the development of anxiety or depression related symptoms years later. Are traces of childhood adversities also visible in our brain? And if so, what does this mean?