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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

  • Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Difficulties in civilian life, rather than war experiences, are a source of drinking problems among U.S. National Guard soldiers back at home, a new study suggests. Setbacks such as job loss, divorce and financial problems — all common for returning vets — may make as many [...]

  • Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born with so-called “bubble boy” disease can often be cured with a stem cell transplant, regardless of the donor — but early treatment is critical, a new study finds. Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), as the condition is medically known, actually refers to a group of [...]

  • Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people with depression are more likely to develop dementia, but researchers have been unable to explain the exact nature of the relationship between the two. Specifically, they haven’t been able to figure out the direction in which the relationship works — does depression help bring [...]

  • Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review. Depression can make it more difficult to ride out the anxiety, cravings or lack of sleep that come with trying to quit cold turkey, scientists found. But extra exercise — even just a walk [...]

  • Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. servicemen are more likely to have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma than their civilian counterparts, a large, new survey suggests. The finding seems to apply solely to military men, not women. The research team suggested that the finding could be a cause for [...]

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