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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

  • Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer. “Declining mortality rates are the clearest evidence of improving outcomes in dialysis patients,” lead researcher Eric Weinhandl, principal investigator with the Peer Kidney Care Initiative in Minneapolis, said in a news release from the National Kidney Foundation. “The transition [...]

  • Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Testing soldiers’ sense of smell can help diagnose those with traumatic brain injury, a new study shows. The findings suggest that doctors in combat zones could use smell tests to help identify soldiers who require immediate brain scans, thereby improving frontline care of those with blast injuries, the researchers [...]

  • Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests. “If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem but is [...]

  • HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kidney transplant patients with HIV have similar survival rates as those without HIV, a new study finds. The study included 510 HIV-positive adults who had kidney transplants in the United States between 2002 and 2011. Overall, these patients had similar five- and 10-year survival rates as kidney transplant [...]

  • Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Unemployed young adults have three times the risk of depression compared to their employed peers, a new study finds. “Unemployment and depression are significantly related among emerging adults,” said lead author Robin McGee, from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. What isn’t [...]

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