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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.

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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

  • Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who show signs of apathy tend to have a smaller brain volume than their peers with more vim and vigor, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 4,300 older adults, those with at least two symptoms of apathy had slightly less [...]

  • Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Tied to Autism Risk in Boys

    Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.

  • Young Dads Are at Risk of Postpartum Depression, Study Says

    Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child’s kindergarten, a new study suggests.

  • Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds. There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 civilian workers in Iraq and [...]

  • Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds. “Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is very important,” said study author Peter Campbell, director of [...]

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