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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

  • Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows. “This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who were matched on multiple important characteristics that could explain [...]

  • ‘Goth’ Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report. Fifteen-year-olds who strongly identified as Goth — recognized by their distinctive black clothes, white and black makeup and [...]

  • Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men who feel they don’t meet traditional masculine ideals may be more prone to violence and risky behaviors, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, the findings “suggest that efforts to reduce men’s risk of behavior likely to result in injury should, in part, focus on the means [...]

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer. The study, of over 1,400 women with ovarian cancer, found that those [...]

  • One-Third of Mass Shootings Worldwide Occur in U.S.

    SUNDAY, Aug. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The United States comprises only 5 percent of the global population, but it accounts for 31 percent of public mass shooters worldwide, a new study shows. The analysis of data, from hundreds of countries between 1966 and 2012, also shows a link between a nation’s gun ownership levels [...]

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