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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

  • Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports. However, because the United States has a growing aging population, the overall number of people dying from [...]

  • Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be ‘Contagious’

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mass killings and school shootings in the United States may be “contagious,” inspiring similar killing sprees, new research suggests. “The hallmark of contagion is observing patterns of many events that are bunched in time, rather than occurring randomly in time,” study author Sherry Towers, a research professor at [...]

  • Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

    WEDNESDAY, JuLY 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Survival has improved for adults with low-grade brain tumors, known as gliomas, a new study finds. Low-grade gliomas grow slowly but are deadly. Because they’re uncommon, they are not well-studied, said the researchers from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. The best ways to manage these [...]

  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren’t approved to treat two disorders — ADHD and depression — they are commonly used for, a new study shows. Researchers found that antipsychotic use rose among children aged 13 [...]

  • Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person’s aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests. Men taking statins typically become less aggressive, while women on statins tend to become more aggressive, according to findings published July 1 in the [...]

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