Depression in the News

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

11/25/2014 - Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

11/25/2014 - Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

11/24/2014 - Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

11/21/2014 - Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

11/20/2014 - Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind

11/19/2014 - But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors

11/12/2014 - Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers

10/28/2014 - Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future

10/27/2014 - But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

10/24/2014 - Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women

10/22/2014 - Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

Health Tip: Anxiety Can Affect Your Health

10/22/2014 - Symptoms to watch for

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

10/17/2014 - Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows

10/17/2014 - Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression

10/16/2014 - But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

10/16/2014 - Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression

10/15/2014 - Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

10/14/2014 - U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll

10/10/2014 - Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds jump in number of people who say virus is 'major threat' to United States

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

10/08/2014 - Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage


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People with depression are just feeling sorry for themselves and would be able to snap out of it if they'd just try.