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.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) — By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer. The researchers developed an experimental method to count these cells, called tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs), in women with early stage and advanced ovarian [...]
By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows. The survey also revealed a wide gap in psychiatric drug use across ethnic and racial groups. Earlier studies have documented [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis patients can generally look forward to a much better quality of life today than they did 20 years ago, new research suggests. The observation is based on a comparative multi-year tracking of more than 1,100 rheumatoid arthritis patients. All had been diagnosed with the [...]
MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Soldiers who suffer mild brain injuries from blasts have long-term changes in their brains, a small new study suggests. Diagnosing mild brain injuries caused by explosions can be challenging using standard CT or MRI scans, the researchers said. For their study, they turned to a special type of MRI [...]
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A brain region that is involved in decision-making has been pinpointed by researchers. Their experiments with rats led them to the lateral habenula, which is one of the smallest parts of the brain and is known to be linked to depression and avoidance behaviors. “These findings clarify the brain processes [...]
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