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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

  • Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best help people with severe but short-term depression, a new study reports. Four out of five people suffering from severe depression for less than two years experienced full recovery when treated with cognitive therapy plus antidepressant medication, researchers [...]

  • Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Reveals

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon. In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued his decades-long battle against depression and anxiety, and [...]

  • Poor Sleep Linked to Higher Suicide Risk in Older Adults

    Sleeping difficulties may increase the risk of suicide in older adults even when other symptoms of depression aren’t present, a new study suggests.

  • Robin Williams Had Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Says

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon. In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued his decades-long battle with depression and anxiety, and [...]

  • Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals. Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. Of those who were malnourished, [...]

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