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.
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Violent movie characters are also likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual behavior in films rated appropriate for children over 12, according to a new study. “Parents should be aware that youth who watch PG-13 movies will be exposed to characters whose [...]
SATURDAY, Dec. 7, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a time of sadness and grief for those who have lost a loved one, but there are things people can do to ease those feelings, an expert advises. “Personal issues don’t magically go away because the calendar turns to November or December. Problems with relationships, [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) — By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer. The researchers developed an experimental method to count these cells, called tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs), in women with early stage and advanced ovarian [...]
By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows. The survey also revealed a wide gap in psychiatric drug use across ethnic and racial groups. Earlier studies have documented [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis patients can generally look forward to a much better quality of life today than they did 20 years ago, new research suggests. The observation is based on a comparative multi-year tracking of more than 1,100 rheumatoid arthritis patients. All had been diagnosed with the [...]
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