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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

  • Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that treating depression with antidepressants may have an added bonus: reducing heart risks. “Screening and treatment of depressive symptoms should be a high priority” in heart patients, lead author Heidi May, a cardiovascular epidemiologist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, [...]

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens — both boys and girls — fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds. Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they’d been abused at least once during the [...]

  • Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds. The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs when the heart’s mitral valve doesn’t close tightly and blood flows backward into the heart. [...]

  • Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they’re discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates. “Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is associated with higher mortality after hospital discharge,” Peter [...]

  • Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with depression might be more likely to commit a violent crime than those without depression, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 47,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with depression and followed for an average of three years. They were compared to more than [...]


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