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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

  • Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. “When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people’s heads,” [...]

  • Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon ‘Watchful Waiting’ Approach

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term European study says this strategy, called “active surveillance,” has [...]

  • Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who show signs of apathy tend to have a smaller brain volume than their peers with more vim and vigor, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 4,300 older adults, those with at least two symptoms of apathy had slightly less [...]

  • Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Tied to Autism Risk in Boys

    Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.

  • Young Dads Are at Risk of Postpartum Depression, Study Says

    Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child’s kindergarten, a new study suggests.

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