Depression in the News

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

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds

10/06/2014 - Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

10/03/2014 - About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

10/01/2014 - Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

09/30/2014 - Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

09/29/2014 - Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia

09/26/2014 - But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

09/25/2014 - Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

09/25/2014 - Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

09/18/2014 - Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

09/16/2014 - It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

09/12/2014 - Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

09/08/2014 - Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety


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