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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

  • Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 2 million children younger than 5 died worldwide in 2013 of complications from premature birth and pneumonia, a new study shows. In all, 6.3 million children under 5 died in 2013, said researchers who examined the leading causes of death. They were complications from premature birth, resulting in [...]

  • Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, a new study suggests. The study included more than 3,400 survivors, aged 18 to 55, who were assessed [...]

  • Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

    By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in survival, a new study finds. The finding is limited to patients with tumors called HER2-positive that have spread (metastasized). And experts say [...]

  • Talk Therapy Better Than Antidepressants for Social Phobia

    Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that “talk therapy” is the better first option.

  • Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

    Taking nature walks with other people may lower your stress levels and reduce your risk of depression, a new study suggests.

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