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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

  • ‘Desensitized’ Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children’s exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when they had 1,000 parents watch a series of movie clips, the group seemed to be [...]

  • Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study. Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. “It is not surprising that our mood, the way [...]

  • Working Out Three Times Per Week Can Lower Depression Odds by 20%

    Physically active people are less likely to show signs of depression, a new study finds.

  • Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Family rejection could be potentially deadly for teens already at risk for suicide, a new study has found. When teens were followed six months after discharge from a psychiatric unit for attempting suicide, the majority of boys and girls reported feeling family or peer “invalidation” at [...]

  • Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. The combination was so common that 43 percent of depressed adults were also obese, according to the report. That association was even more prevalent among those taking antidepressants: 55 percent of those [...]

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