- A new study found that virtual grief support groups helped ease depression.
- A woman in Georgia develops Stevens-Johnson syndrome after a medical dosing error leaves her with a melted face.
- An Ohio mom shared two photos highlighting the ups and downs of battling postpartum depression.
- New research suggests expressive narrative writing can be good for your heart while former research has found it can cause obsessive thoughts.
- Many advocate for full-fat dairy, but new study shows a reason to drink skim.
- Aaron Hernandez was found dead in an apparent suicide attempt in his prison cell; suicide and mental health issues are of rising concern in the U.S. correctional system.
- The use of antidepressants during pregnancy is not linked to autism, or ADHD.
- Taking a shower or bath can help improve your mood and stimulate weight loss.
- Researchers at Karolinska Institutet found a link between combined birth control pills and decrease in wellbeing in healthy women.
- Severe depression may not always be about sadness; it can indicate signs of anger.
- A new study has found that diabetes patients who stay up late and like to sleep in may be more likely to report depression symptoms, although the underlying cause for this link is not clear.
- Many are turning to small doses of illegal substances for therapeutic purposes.
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.