Rollercoaster mood swings, verbal aggression and   self-harming are all traits of a borderline personality disorder. Photograph: iStock

Imagine being part of a family where everyone walks on eggshells all the time. Visualise a home-life punctuated by the histrionic outbursts of an adu(...)

John Cryan and Ted Dinan: their research has shown that people who are clinically depressed have less diversity in the microbiota in their gut.

Two UCC scientists who discovered a link between mood and bacteria in the gut are planning to develop a new “psychobiotic” to treat depression. Profe(...)

Depression research has entered a new era with many different personalised treatment being tested around the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

When the “sunshine drug” Prozac was approved by the FDA in 1987, it was hailed as a miracle drug and paved the way for the next generation of antidepr(...)