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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

  • Could Your ‘Holiday Blues’ Be Seasonal Affective Disorder?

    SUNDAY, Nov. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some people who think they have the holiday blues may actually have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), an expert suggests. “SAD usually occurs in those who already are diagnosed or afflicted with a type of depression. It occurs with the change of the seasons, beginning in the fall and staying [...]

  • Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who live with constant road noise may face a higher risk of developing depression, researchers say. The risk was about 25 percent higher for people living in areas with a lot of traffic, compared to those living in areas with little road noise. However, the [...]

  • Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

    FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Daughters who were born to older mothers may be at increased risk for stress, anxiety and depression when they reach young adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 1,200 Australians born between 1989 and 1991 for two decades. They found that daughters born to mothers who were aged 30-34 [...]

  • Light Therapy Might Ease Depression Any Time of the Year

    Light therapy may also benefit nonseasonal depression.

  • Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Some With Chronic Depression: Study

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new small study is adding evidence to the theory that insulin resistance may play a leading role in some people’s depression. The study found that a medication normally used to boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes appears to help ease [...]

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