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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

  • Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

    FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Daughters who were born to older mothers may be at increased risk for stress, anxiety and depression when they reach young adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 1,200 Australians born between 1989 and 1991 for two decades. They found that daughters born to mothers who were aged 30-34 [...]

  • Light Therapy Might Ease Depression Any Time of the Year

    Light therapy may also benefit nonseasonal depression.

  • Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Some With Chronic Depression: Study

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new small study is adding evidence to the theory that insulin resistance may play a leading role in some people’s depression. The study found that a medication normally used to boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes appears to help ease [...]

  • 1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than one in every six freshmen women are raped during their first year at college while too drunk or drugged to fend off their attacker, a new U.S. study reports. Even worse, about the same proportion say they entered college having already been raped while [...]

  • Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart Woes

    TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans who are depressed may be at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study finds. The study, based on the ongoing Jackson Heart Study in Jackson, Miss., included more than 3,300 blacks between 21 and 94 years old who were screened for depression. None [...]

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