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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

  • Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds. The type of hospital where the surgery occurs also matters, said researchers who examined results of more than 215,000 [...]

  • More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds. When [...]

  • Combat Deployment Just One Factor That May Cause Smoking

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Combat experience is one of the factors that increases the risk that U.S. soldiers will start smoking, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study to assess the long-term health effects of service in the U.S. military. The study began in 2001 and will continue until [...]

  • Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being. The finding didn’t come as a surprise to one expert. “I am a big believer in [...]

  • Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research. “What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both identifying diabetes and depression and then really treating [...]

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