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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

  • Few Military Women Seek Care After Sexual Assault: Study

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most American servicewomen who are sexually assaulted don’t seek health care right away, a new study suggests. Of more than 200 women who said they had been sexually assaulted while in the armed forces, fewer than one-third sought medical care after the attack, researchers found. “There are numerous health consequences [...]

  • Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015, (HealthDay News) — Many patients with chronic heart disease will receive the same quality of care from a nurse practitioner or physician assistant as they would from a doctor, a new study suggests. That’s good news because the recent expansion of U.S. health coverage has many public health [...]

  • Where You’re Treated for Heart Attack Matters

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heart attack patients live longer if they’re treated at high-performing hospitals — those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates. Hospitals are often rated based on the percentage of heart attack patients who die within 30 days of admission, the researchers noted. Hospitals with high 30-day death [...]

  • Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental drugs may help patients whose lung cancer has become resistant to the latest available treatments, separate studies say. Both drugs showed benefits for patients with advanced lung cancer who develop a particular mutation that makes their tumors resistant to recently approved drugs called EGFR [...]

  • Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being bullied as a child may take a larger toll on a young adult’s mental health than being abused or neglected at home, a new study suggests. Kids who are the victims of bullies are more likely to experience anxiety, depression and to try to hurt themselves as young [...]

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