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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

  • Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although most Americans think mental health care is important, they often believe it’s expensive and hard to get, a new survey shows. In questioning more than 2,000 adults, nearly 90 percent said they place equal value on mental and physical health. But one-third said mental health care is inaccessible. [...]

  • ‘Goth’ Teens Really Are More Likely to Be Depressed

    The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.

  • Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows. “This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who were matched on multiple important characteristics that could explain [...]

  • Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men who feel they don’t meet traditional masculine ideals may be more prone to violence and risky behaviors, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, the findings “suggest that efforts to reduce men’s risk of behavior likely to result in injury should, in part, focus on the means [...]

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer. The study, of over 1,400 women with ovarian cancer, found that those [...]

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