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.
First Things First: This Is Not Your Fault and It Can Be TreatedDepression 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.
THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in five American adults — 43.8 million people — had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013, federal officials reported Thursday. The report also found that 10 million adults had a serious mental illness, 15.7 million had major depressive episodes, 9.3 million had serious thoughts of suicide, 2.7 [...]
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes faced a much higher risk of dying over the course of a 14-year study than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report. The good news was that the closer someone with type 1 diabetes got to their blood sugar [...]
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercising at home can reduce feelings of hopelessness in people with coronary heart disease, but in-hospital workouts don’t provide the same benefit, according to a new study. Hopelessness in heart patients increases the risk of worsening heart disease and death, possibly because those feelings may keep folks from [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many teens are abused online by the people they’re dating, a new study suggests. This abuse can include being monitored, stalked, threatened and harassed through hurtful comments, the researchers said. The findings were based on surveys of teens who visited northern California school health clinics, and don’t [...]
By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Half of children who experience a severe abusive head trauma before the age of 5 will die before they turn 21, according to a new study. In addition, among those who survive severe injuries, quality of life will be cut in half, the study found. Abusive head [...]
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