Depression in the News

Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids

08/03/2015 - 1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

07/29/2015 - Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

07/28/2015 - Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study

Health Tip: Protect Your Heart From Stress and Depression

07/28/2015 - Choose a healthier way to cope

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

07/27/2015 - Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

07/27/2015 - Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds

07/22/2015 - It's never too late to seek help, experts say

Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age

07/20/2015 - Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

Screams Tap Into Brain's Fear Response

07/16/2015 - Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say

Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women

07/16/2015 - Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

Daily Smartphone Use Might Offer Clues to Depression

07/15/2015 - Small study contends that people who use the devices more often are likelier to have the disorder

Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes

07/15/2015 - Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

Rexulti Approved for Schizophrenia, Depression

07/13/2015 - But shouldn't be prescribed to some older people

U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression

07/13/2015 - Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants

For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic

07/10/2015 - Study found doing good deeds can promote positive feelings, enabling easier interactions

Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers

07/09/2015 - People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects

07/09/2015 - But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

07/01/2015 - Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

06/30/2015 - Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media

06/22/2015 - Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed


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