Depression in the News

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

04/16/2014 - But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

04/14/2014 - But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

04/14/2014 - But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

04/11/2014 - Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

04/10/2014 - The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt

ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds

04/08/2014 - One-third of patients exhibit physical symptoms, not the usual mood behaviors

Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure

04/04/2014 - Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report

04/01/2014 - Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

Computer Program Spots 21 Distinct Facial Expressions

04/01/2014 - Identifying these universal expressions might help scientists better map emotions in brain

Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say

03/28/2014 - Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

03/27/2014 - Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients

03/26/2014 - Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

03/26/2014 - Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

Scientists Spot Another Group of Genes That May Raise Depression Risk

03/25/2014 - But it's not clear if there's a direct connection, and other genes also likely play a role, experts say

Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery

03/25/2014 - Distraction technique keeps patients' discomfort at bay, study suggests

For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

03/21/2014 - Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge

03/18/2014 - Study finds diagnoses for depression, anxiety increase within 3 months of ICU stay

Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study

03/18/2014 - Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?

03/17/2014 - Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'

03/14/2014 - People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests


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More than 17 million U.S. adults have depression every year. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable.