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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

  • Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among older Americans. Between 1999 and 2013, yearly rates of death and hospitalization steadily declined among Americans in the traditional [...]

  • Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

    TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new study found. Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002, and involves the use of drugs taken by mouth or given intravenously, the researchers explained. They reviewed requests [...]

  • Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Part of your next visit to your family doctor’s office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you’re suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends. What’s more, people concerned that they might be depressed could download an appropriate questionnaire [...]

  • PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than a quarter-million Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms today, four decades after the war’s end, a new study estimates. And at least one-third of them have major depression as well. “It’s been known for thousands of years that serving in war [...]

  • This is Why Everyone Should Learn CPR

    Many lives could be saved if more people performed CPR immediately after seeing someone go into cardiac arrest, a new study contends.

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