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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

  • Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young men who are chronic gamblers probably suffer from depression, a new study suggests. The Canadian researchers also found boys with impulsive behaviors in childhood were more likely to gamble later in life. “Gambling problems may be more a personal problem similar to an addiction: Once acquired, they are difficult to [...]

  • Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Youth suicide is a major problem in the United States, but being alert to the warning signs can help avert tragedy, experts say. Thousands of teens take their own lives every year, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Suicide is the third leading cause of [...]

  • Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports. Survivors are just as likely to be depressed following the death of their life partner whether or not hospice eased the patient’s suffering and [...]

  • Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients

    SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression significantly increases the risk of death in heart failure patients, a new study finds. Heart failure patients with moderate to severe depression had a five times higher risk of death than those with no or mild depression, researchers found. “We know that depression is common in heart failure and [...]

  • Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Anger often escalates quickly in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they’re depressed, a new study reveals. “Our study findings should draw attention to anger as a major treatment need when military service members screen positive for PTSD or for depression, and especially when they screen positive [...]

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