Depression Depression, one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders, is being diagnosed in increasing numbers in various segments of the population worldwide. Depression in the United States alone affects 17.6 million Americans each year or 1 in 6 people. Depressed patients are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and suicide.

Sunshine And Clear Skies, With A Chance Of Suicide

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:43

More suicides tend to occur as the result of sunny days compared to cloudy and rainy days.

Depressed People’s Brains Are Hyperconnected

By | Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:03

Previously depressed young adults have hyperconnected emotional and cognitive brain networks, especially in the regions related to rumination.

Staying Fit Can Reduce Depression Risk

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:42

Physical fitness, especially among girls, was shown to predict lower rates of depression a year later in a study of middle school kids.

Small Alterations To Serotonin-Related DNA Predict Our Responses To Threats

By | Sun, 08/03/2014 - 13:56

Researchers from Duke University have found that epigenetic modifications of serotonin transporter results in differences in our threat perception.

New Depression Treatment Boosts Mood Instantly, But What Are The Risks?

By | Sat, 08/02/2014 - 17:04

Deep brain stimulation holds promising options for treating depression, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's disease, and other disorders, but the risks may outweigh the benefits.

Feeling Blue? You May Be On The Road To Dementia

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:58

Depression is independent of dementia-related brain changes, suggesting it may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.

Faster Treatment For Bipolar Depression May Soon Be On The Way

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:45

Treatments for bipolar depression currently take more than one session to begin working. But a new, lower strength treatment may soon help them improve their moods instantly.

Depression Keeps Men From Seeking Prostate Cancer Treatment

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:38

Older, depressed men sometimes fail to seek prostate cancer treatment for follow doctor recommendations, even after diagnosis.

Weight Managment Lowers Depression In Black Women

By | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:31

A new study found that obese black women can lower their depression by managing their weight.

What Triggered This Woman To Pull Out Her Hair For 6 1/2 Years? [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:30

A young woman from the UK chronicles her struggle with a hair-pulling disorder in a YouTube video that she hopes will help bring light to her condition.

School Sports Can Help Stressed Teens Forget About Their Problems

By | Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:19

Being part of sports teams has been shown to have preventive benefits when it comes to depression and stress in early adulthood.

7 Surprising Cold Shower Benefits For Your Body And Skin

By | Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:00

Taking cold showers instead of hot showers provides surprising health benefits — from burning fat to depression relief — for our skin and body.

Pregnant Women Taking Antidepressants May Set Their Kids Up For Obesity, Diabetes

By | Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:16

Scientists have found that antidepressant use during pregnancy may cause their children to develop fatty livers, which lead to diabetes and obesity.

A Blood Test For Depression Is On The Horizon

By | Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:19

Soon, people with symptoms of depression may be diagnosed with a simple blood test, thanks to the discovery of an important molecule in the brain.

Depression Can Be Fatal To Women With Heart Disease

By | Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:22

Women aged 55 and under with moderate to severe depression have a higher risk of dying from heart disease.