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Depression

Everybody feels sad once in a while. Depression, on the other hand, is a complex condition characterized by profound sadness, lethargy, feelings of worthlessness, and a loss of interest in social activities. About 15 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with clinical depression each year.

Depression News

  • Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Doctors prescribe antidepressants for a wide range of medical problems other than depression, apparently fueling the boom in sales of these medications, researchers report. Depression accounts for only a little more than half the antidepressant prescriptions issued by Quebec physicians during the past decade, the anadian [...]

  • Too Many Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Their Disease

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many patients battling advanced cancer lack basic information about their prognosis or treatment, meaning they can’t make informed decisions about their care, a small new study suggests. “These were people with highly lethal metastatic cancers that had progressed after at least one prior line of chemotherapy; their life expectancy [...][...]

  • Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

    By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief — to the martial art tai chi. Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative to physical therapy for common knee osteoarthritis — and it [...][...]

  • States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In states where there are more gun owners, there are also more gun-related suicides, a new U.S. study finds. Looking at 33 years’ worth of data, the researchers found that states with more gun owners generally had more suicides by firearm among both men and women. [...][...]

  • Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new drug for advanced melanoma is dramatically shifting the odds in favor of patients, extending survival for many and even curing some. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) helped keep four in 10 patients with advanced melanoma alive three years after starting treatment, according to the results of a [...][...]