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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

  • Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they’re adults, new research suggests. The study included nearly 400 white and black students in the Richmond County public school system in Georgia whose blood pressure was measured an average of 13 times over [...]

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy May Be as Good as Meds for Depression

    Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy might offer an alternative for people with depression who don’t want to take antidepressants long-term, British researchers say.

  • Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients With Heart Failure

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds. Researchers assessed depression symptoms — such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopelessness or helplessness — in nearly 750 black patients with heart failure. About [...]

  • Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds. The type of hospital where the surgery occurs also matters, said researchers who examined results of more than 215,000 [...]

  • More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds. When [...]

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