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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

  • Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

    TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many Ebola survivors in West Africa face major challenges and need support to help them cope, two new studies report. There are now thousands of Ebola survivors, according to the new research. These survivors have to deal with stigma, income loss, long-term concerns about their mental and physical health, [...]

  • Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

    Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.

  • Obesity Can Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life, Study Says

    The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

  • Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens who get a summer job are much less likely to commit violent crime, a new study has found. What’s more, the teens are also more apt to stay out of trouble many months after the work season has ended, according to the researchers. Researchers found that [...]

  • Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women with a mental illness appear to be less likely to be screened for breast cancer, a new study suggests. “In this study we found that mental ill health was linked with 45,000 missed screens, which potentially could account for 90 avoidable deaths [a year] in the United Kingdom [...]

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