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.
First Things First: This Is Not Your Fault and It Can Be TreatedDepression 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.
As the American Psychiatric Association unveils the latest edition of what is considered the “bible” of modern psychiatry this weekend, the uproar over its many changes continues. “This is unprecedented, the amount of commentary and debate and criticism,” said Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — The adult children of parents who were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for depression, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from nearly 6,300 Canadian adults and found that 312 of them had suffered major depression in the past year. Also, 877 of the adults [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren’t depressed, according to a large, long-running Australian study. This is not the first study to link depression with an increased risk for stroke, in [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — Students targeted because they’re believed to be gay — as many as one in seven young teens — are much more likely than others to be suicidal and depressed, a new survey finds. More than 10 percent of eighth-grade boys and girls reported that they’re victimized because [...]
By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report. Released Thursday, the report represents the government’s first comprehensive look at mental disorders in children. It focuses on diagnoses [...]
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