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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

  • Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia. The drugs — called anticholinergics — include nonprescription diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and tricyclic antidepressants like doxepin (Sinequan). This class [...]

  • Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia. The drugs — called anticholinergics — include nonprescription diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and tricyclic antidepressants like doxepin (Sinequan). This class [...]

  • ‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds. Researchers speculate that the damage — what they call a “honeycomb” pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers — might help [...]

  • Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors — especially men — who live alone are at increased risk for premature death, a new study suggests. Researchers followed nearly 1,100 ischemic stroke survivors in Sweden for 12 years. An ischemic stroke occurs when the brain’s blood flow is blocked. During the follow-up period, 36 percent of [...]

  • ‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries: Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds. Researchers speculate that the damage — what they call a “honeycomb” pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers — might help [...]

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