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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

  • Murder Most Foul, 430,000 Years Ago

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A 430,000-year-old skull discovered in Spain has deadly wounds that suggest one of the first known cases of murder in human history. The skull was discovered at an archeological site called Sima de los Huesos in northern Spain. The site — deep within an underground cave system — contains [...]

  • Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Demi Lovato huddled in the back of her tour bus, eyes wet with tears as she watched a horde of fans streaming into the venue where she was about to play. “I was young and successful and I was looking up at the venue where I [...]

  • Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young men who are chronic gamblers probably suffer from depression, a new study suggests. The Canadian researchers also found boys with impulsive behaviors in childhood were more likely to gamble later in life. “Gambling problems may be more a personal problem similar to an addiction: Once acquired, they are difficult to [...]

  • Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Youth suicide is a major problem in the United States, but being alert to the warning signs can help avert tragedy, experts say. Thousands of teens take their own lives every year, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Suicide is the third leading cause of [...]

  • Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports. Survivors are just as likely to be depressed following the death of their life partner whether or not hospice eased the patient’s suffering and [...]

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