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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

  • Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say. Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and appropriate follow-up, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said in [...]

  • Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes are shrinking, new research indicates. Previous studies had shown that black patients who received kidney transplants had worse outcomes compared with white patients. But a new analysis of roughly 200,000 kidney transplants revealed that the success of surgeries involving black people improved between [...]

  • Depression May Boost Seniors’ Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates. The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the start of the study period. Participants were assessed again two, four and [...]

  • Majority of Americans and Canadians Expects Cancer Cure in Their Lifetime

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A majority of American and Canadian adults believe a cure for cancer will be found in their lifetime, and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence, according to a new Harris Poll. Nearly three out of five Americans and Canadians expect a cure for cancer in their [...]

  • Parent’s Depression May Harm Child’s Grades, Study Finds

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A child’s grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study. Researchers found that Swedish teens received lower grades during their final year in school if either of their parents had previously been diagnosed with depression. The difference in [...]

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