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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

  • Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

    FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — October’s shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert. People affected by seasonal affective disorder, also called SAD, may feel overly tired, lack motivation and even have trouble getting out of bed. In extreme cases, SAD can lead to [...]

  • ‘Exposure Therapy’ May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests. Exposure therapy, as this approach is called, appears to help survivors struggling with prolonged grief better than another type of therapy alone, the study found. Prolonged grief disorder, also [...]

  • Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women are at greater risk for anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 160 patients in Lithuania who were interviewed at least one month after suffering a heart attack. About one-quarter of the patients were depressed and 28 percent of [...]

  • Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women are at greater risk for anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 160 patients in Lithuania who were interviewed at least one month after suffering a heart attack. About one-quarter of the patients were depressed and 28 percent of [...]

  • Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women are at greater risk for anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 160 patients in Lithuania who were interviewed at least one month after suffering a heart attack. About one-quarter of the patients were depressed and 28 percent of [...]

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