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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

  • Research May Help Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence

    THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With a newly developed computer model, researchers were able to successfully predict which 5 percent of U.S. Army soldiers committed more than one-third of all major Army workplace violent crimes over a six-year period. The researchers said that the model could help identify service members who need intensive interventions. [...]

  • More Women Surviving Breast Cancer, Dutch Study Finds

    Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman’s chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says.

  • How Weight Loss Surgery Might Raise Suicide Risk for Some

    Troubled people who have weight-loss surgery are more likely to attempt suicide following the procedure, a new study suggests.

  • Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and mildly obese women with heart failure may live significantly longer than similarly heavy men with the progressive disease, a new study suggests. These heavier women may also outlive normal-weight females with heart failure by as much as 16 percent, said lead researcher Dr. [...]

  • PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who served in Vietnam may be at far greater risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than female military service members who were stationed in the United States during that war, a new study finds. “Because current PTSD is still present in many of these women decades after their [...]

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