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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

  • Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

    WEDNESDAY, JuLY 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Survival has improved for adults with low-grade brain tumors, known as gliomas, a new study finds. Low-grade gliomas grow slowly but are deadly. Because they’re uncommon, they are not well-studied, said the researchers from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. The best ways to manage these [...]

  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren’t approved to treat two disorders — ADHD and depression — they are commonly used for, a new study shows. Researchers found that antipsychotic use rose among children aged 13 [...]

  • Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person’s aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests. Men taking statins typically become less aggressive, while women on statins tend to become more aggressive, according to findings published July 1 in the [...]

  • Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The area of the brain involved in forming new memories, known as the hippocampus, seems to shrink in people with recurring depression, a new study shows. Australian researchers say the findings highlight the need to spot and treat depression when it first develops, particularly among young people. Ian Hickie, who [...]

  • 1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Guns are owned by nearly one in three Americans. And many of those people are part of a “social gun culture” that includes hunters and gun club members, a new survey finds. “We were not surprised by the degree of gun ownership,” said study lead author [...]

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