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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

  • Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests. Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to the researchers. Early puberty was also linked to social problems, such as [...]

  • More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Advanced life support given by paramedics to cardiac arrest victims may cost lives rather than save them, researchers report. The best treatment might just be good CPR given by paramedics or emergency medical technicians and getting the patient to the hospital as fast as possible, the [...]

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

    Nearly one in five American adults — 43.8 million people — had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013, federal officials reported Thursday.

  • Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being the boss at work seems to raise the odds for symptoms of depression among women, but not men, a new study finds. “Women with job authority — the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay — have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without this [...]

  • Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes faced a much higher risk of dying over the course of a 14-year study than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report. The good news was that the closer someone with type 1 diabetes got to their blood sugar [...]

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