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.
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens and young adults involved in relationship violence are more likely to suffer depression, a new study indicates. The Bowling Green State University sociologists found that both males and females who committed or were victims of relationship violence had more symptoms of depression. It’s clear why such violence can harm [...]
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve had nonmelanoma skin cancer are at increased risk for melanoma and other types of cancers, and this link is especially strong among young people, a large, new study contends. Researchers analyzed data from more than 500,000 people with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer who were followed [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research. While other studies previously have found the same link, many of them looked only at older adults or at specific regions or ethnicities, and results [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In an early step toward drug-free HIV therapy, researchers are reporting the first success in genetically “editing” T-cells in patients’ immune systems to become resistant to the virus. The findings, published in the March 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, are based on [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Boys, but not girls, tend to suffer more from depression and conduct disorder after moving from a poor neighborhood to a better one, a new study says. Conduct disorder includes acting-out behaviors such as bullying, fighting, cruelty to people or animals, damaging property, cutting school and [...]
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