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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

  • Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Neanderthal DNA has a subtle but significant impact on modern human health, including nicotine addiction, depression and blood clotting, a new study suggests. It’s been known since 2010 that between 1 percent and 4 percent of DNA in people with Eurasian ancestry is from Neanderthals. But the impact of [...]

  • Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists and doctors still lack good insight into Gulf War illness and other health problems plaguing U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, a new report says. More than $500 million in U.S. government-funded research on Gulf War veterans was conducted between 1994 and 2014, producing many results. [...]

  • Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens who experience severe harassment can suffer from serious mental health problems, a new study suggests. “With bullying, I think people often assume ‘That’s just kids teasing kids,’ and that’s not true,” said study author Brian Mustanski, director of Northwestern University’s Institute [...]

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People’s Lives: Study

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery — good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests. However, the news is not the same for those [...]

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People’s Lives: Study

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery — good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests. However, the news is not the same for those [...]

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