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.
Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.
Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child’s kindergarten, a new study suggests.
THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds. There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 civilian workers in Iraq and [...]
WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds. “Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is very important,” said study author Peter Campbell, director of [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cancer specialists have been unsure about how best to treat certain patients with an advanced form of lung cancer. Now, a new analysis of existing research finds that traditional chemotherapy outperforms newer, targeted treatments in delaying the time until the cancer worsens for these patients. However, [...]
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