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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

  • Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who live with constant road noise may face a higher risk of developing depression, researchers say. The risk was about 25 percent higher for people living in areas with a lot of traffic, compared to those living in areas with little road noise. However, the [...]

  • Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

    FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Daughters who were born to older mothers may be at increased risk for stress, anxiety and depression when they reach young adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 1,200 Australians born between 1989 and 1991 for two decades. They found that daughters born to mothers who were aged 30-34 [...]

  • Light Therapy Might Ease Depression Any Time of the Year

    Light therapy may also benefit nonseasonal depression.

  • Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Some With Chronic Depression: Study

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new small study is adding evidence to the theory that insulin resistance may play a leading role in some people’s depression. The study found that a medication normally used to boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes appears to help ease [...]

  • 1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than one in every six freshmen women are raped during their first year at college while too drunk or drugged to fend off their attacker, a new U.S. study reports. Even worse, about the same proportion say they entered college having already been raped while [...]

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