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.

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.

Special K Provides 'Rapid' Relief For Severe Depression

By | Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:13

Ketamine continues to show promise for treating severe depression resistant to traditional therapies. But is the often abused drug safe?

People With Depression Lack Proper Levels Of An RNA Molecule

By | Sun, 06/08/2014 - 13:00

Scientists found lower levels of an RNA molecule in people with depression, exposing a possible new route to treat patients with the condition.

Inflammation May Be The Glue Between Diabetes And Depression

By | Sun, 06/08/2014 - 10:55

Inflammation may be the missing puzzle piece to understanding how diabetes and depression risks are linked. Higher levels were present in patients who had both conditions combined.

Memory Loss Doesn't Discriminate When It Comes To Age

By | Wed, 06/04/2014 - 17:00

Memory loss isn't only for the old, it seems. A number of lifestyle factors, including depression and being uneducated, contribute to memory loss in younger adults.

Loneliness Shows Through Shared Info On Facebook

By | Wed, 05/28/2014 - 18:41

People who share more information than what would be deemed "normal" may do so in a desperate effort to connect with people.