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.
First Things First: This Is Not Your Fault and It Can Be TreatedDepression 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.
FRIDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) — U.S. veterans with Gulf War illness complain of different types of symptoms, and researchers now think they know why: There may be two distinct forms of the illness, depending on which areas of the brain have atrophied. “Our findings help explain and validate what these veterans have long said about [...]
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) — Straining to catch the gist of conversations is frustrating enough, but a new study shows that seniors with hearing loss are also at increased risk for hospitalization, illness, injury and depression. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,100 American men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss, and [...]
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) — A lack of research makes it impossible to recommend how primary care doctors can prevent abuse and neglect of children who show no signs or symptoms of maltreatment, according to a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement. “We know there are children suffering abuse who don’t show obvious signs [...]
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) — More than half of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from depression, according to a new study. Researchers reviewed the findings of 57 studies that included more than 6,600 civilians and military personnel who suffered from PTSD and found that 52 percent of them also had symptoms of [...]
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) — Group counseling is more effective than individual therapy in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety among victims of sexual violence in war zones, a new study shows. “Survivors of sexual violence have high rates of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress symptoms. We know what works for treating [...]
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