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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

  • Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Anger often escalates quickly in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they’re depressed, a new study reveals. “Our study findings should draw attention to anger as a major treatment need when military service members screen positive for PTSD or for depression, and especially when they screen positive [...]

  • Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sick cats appear to have a better chance of survival if they have higher levels of vitamin D, a new study reveals. The findings suggest that cats could help scientists learn more about the link between vitamin D and people’s health, according to the researchers at the University of [...]

  • Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As more adults and kids head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. health officials are warning about accidental drownings from underwater breath-holding games and exercises. Whether as horseplay or part of swim training, “dangerous underwater breath-holding behaviors” can lead to [...]

  • Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with a history of depression seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a large new study reports, adding to the growing body of research linking the two conditions. The Swedish study found that people diagnosed with depression were more than three times [...]

  • Why Starting Chemo Before Ovarian Cancer Surgery May Help Survival

    Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

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