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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 Journey

First Things First: This Is Not Your Fault and It Can Be Treated

Depression is more than the blues. It's a chronic illness that, left untreated, can worsen. Educating yourself on the symptoms and treatments is the first step to feeling better.

Depression News

  • Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span. Genetic mutations have been linked to diseases such as cancer, but these findings suggest [...]

  • Guys: Don’t Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Certain genes on the Y chromosome may have ensured the survival of males, a new study indicates. These genes have little if anything to do with sperm production or determining gender. Rather, they appear to be active throughout the body and may contribute to male-female differences in disease susceptibility [...]

  • Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span. Genetic mutations have been linked to diseases such as cancer, but these findings suggest [...]

  • Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. “When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people’s heads,” [...]

  • Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon ‘Watchful Waiting’ Approach

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term European study says this strategy, called “active surveillance,” has [...]

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