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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

  • Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday. These individuals amount to 4 percent of the population and include nearly 380,000 survivors of childhood cancer, according to the association’s annual [...]

  • Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

    A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

  • The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the “protection trap” — reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study. The finding indicates that [...]

  • Aggressive People May Process Violence’s Impact Differently

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People’s response to violence in the media depends on how aggressive they are naturally, a new study contends. “How an individual responds to their environment depends on the brain of the beholder,” lead investigator Nelly Alia-Klein, associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at the Friedman Brain Institute and Icahn [...]

  • Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some studies have found that women who use common antidepressants early in pregnancy face a raised risk of miscarriage, but new research suggests the link might be better explained by the depression, rather than the drugs that treat it. Looking at records for more than 1.2 [...]

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