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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

  • Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A basic communication tool like email can help isolated older people combat loneliness and depression, a new study suggests. Surveys conducted between 2002 and 2008 found that far fewer retirees who said they used the Internet for communication and other purposes suffered from depression than non-Internet [...]

  • Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span. Genetic mutations have been linked to diseases such as cancer, but these findings suggest [...]

  • Guys: Don’t Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Certain genes on the Y chromosome may have ensured the survival of males, a new study indicates. These genes have little if anything to do with sperm production or determining gender. Rather, they appear to be active throughout the body and may contribute to male-female differences in disease susceptibility [...]

  • Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span. Genetic mutations have been linked to diseases such as cancer, but these findings suggest [...]

  • Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. “When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people’s heads,” [...]

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