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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

  • Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, a new study suggests. The study included more than 3,400 survivors, aged 18 to 55, who were assessed [...]

  • Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

    By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in survival, a new study finds. The finding is limited to patients with tumors called HER2-positive that have spread (metastasized). And experts say [...]

  • Talk Therapy Better Than Antidepressants for Social Phobia

    Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that “talk therapy” is the better first option.

  • Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

    Taking nature walks with other people may lower your stress levels and reduce your risk of depression, a new study suggests.

  • U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers’ Pain

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government announced Thursday that it will launch a massive research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain among members of the military. Investigators will also examine the use of alternative treatments for pain-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse and sleep problems. The [...]

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