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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

  • ‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds. Researchers speculate that the damage — what they call a “honeycomb” pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers — might help [...]

  • Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors — especially men — who live alone are at increased risk for premature death, a new study suggests. Researchers followed nearly 1,100 ischemic stroke survivors in Sweden for 12 years. An ischemic stroke occurs when the brain’s blood flow is blocked. During the follow-up period, 36 percent of [...]

  • ‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries: Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds. Researchers speculate that the damage — what they call a “honeycomb” pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers — might help [...]

  • Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say

    MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Joining a walking group may be just what the doctor orders, because research suggests it is one of the best ways to improve your overall health. It’s easy to stick with this type of exercise program, which offers a wide range of health benefits and has virtually no [...]

  • Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asian and Hispanic lupus patients in the United States have lower death rates than whites, blacks or Native Americans with the disease, a new study reveals. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes joint and organ damage. Autoimmune disorders mean the body’s immune system attacks healthy body tissue by [...]

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