Look up depression in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Depression may refer to: Clinical depression, a medical condition identified by clusters of symptoms such as markedly-decreased mood, motivation, interest, energy levels, etc. Depression (mood), an everyday term for a sad or low mood or the loss of pleasure. Depression (geology), a sunken geological formation. Depression (economics), a longer-lasting and more severe economic downturn than a recession. The Great Depression, a sever ...
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Depression Articles

  • Depression Can Break Your Heart
    ... Research over the past two decades has shown that depression and heart disease are common companions and, what is worse, each can lead to the other. It appears now that depression is an important risk...
   

Depression Articles

  • "Care Managers" Help Depressed Elderly Reduce Suicidal Thoughts
    ... An intervention that includes staffing doctors’ offices with depression care managers helps depressed elderly patients reduce suicidal thoughts, a study funded by NIH’s National Institute of Mental He...
  • Combination Treatment Most Effective in Adolescents with Depression
    ... A clinical trial of 439 adolescents with major depression has found a combination of medication and psychotherapy to be the most effective treatment. Funded by the NIH’s National Institute of Me...
  • Creation of New Neurons Critical to Antidepressant Action in Mice
    ... Blocking the formation of neurons in the hippocampus blocks the behavioral effects of antidepressants in mice, say researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their finding lends ne...
  • Dealing with the Depths of Depression
    ... by Liora Nordenberg "I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would be not one cheerful face on earth. Whether I shall ever...
  • Depression
    ... In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness5 The economic cost for this disorder is high, but the cost in human s...
  • Depression
    ... This patient summary on depression is adapted from a summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supp...
  • Depression
    ... Depression is an illness that affects the body, mood, and thoughts. About twice as many women suffer from depression as men. People who are depressed may feel hopeless, worthless, very sad, and have n...
  • Depression
    ... This patient summary on depression is adapted from a summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supp...
  • Depression and Cancer
    ... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
  • Depression and Diabetes
    ... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
  • Depression and Heart Disease
    ... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
  • Depression and HIV/AIDS
    ... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
  • Depression and Parkinson's Disease
    ... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
  • Depression and Stroke
    ... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
  • Depression Traced to Overactive Brain Circuit
    ... A brain imaging study by the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has found that an emotion-regulating brain circuit is overactive in people prone to depression — even when they a...
  • Depression: What Every Woman Should Know
    ... Life is full of emotional ups and downs. But when the "down" times are long lasting or interfere with your ability to function, you may be suffering from a common, serious illness—depression. Clinic...
  • FDA Issues Public Health Advisory Entitled: Reports Of Suicidality in Pediatric Patients Being Treated with Antidepressant Medications for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
    ... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a Public Health Advisory to alert physicians to reports of suicidal thinking (and suicide attempts) in clinical studies of various antidepressant drug...
  • Gene Hunting
    ... Many years of research have demonstrated that vulnerability to mental illnesses—such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, early-onset depression, anxiety disorders, autism, and attention deficit hype...
  • Gene More Than Doubles Risk of Depression Following Life Stresses
    ... Among people who suffered multiple stressful life events over 5 years, 43 percent with one version of a gene developed depression (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depressionmenu.cfm), compared to onl...
  • Going to Extremes
    ... Bipolar Disorder There is a tendency to romanticize bipolar disorder. Many artists, musicians, and writers have suffered from its mood swings. But in truth, many lives are ruined by this disease; and ...
  • Let's Talk About Depression
    ... Sure, everybody feels sad or blue now and then. But if you're sad most of the time, and it's giving you problems with your grades or attendance at school your relationships with your family an...
  • Medication and Psychotherapy Treat Depression in Low-Income Minority Women
    ... Treatment with medication or psychotherapy reduced depressive symptoms in women from minority populations, according to research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Most of the p...
  • Medications
    ... This booklet is designed to help mental health patients and their families understand how and why medications can be used as part of the treatment of mental health problems. It is important for you to...
  • Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts
    ... Depression, one of the most common conditions associated with suicide in older adults,1 is a widely underrecognized and undertreated medical illness. In fact, several studies have found that many olde...
  • Postpartum Depression
    ... Having a baby can be one of the biggest and happiest events in a woman's life. While life with a new baby can be thrilling and rewarding, it can also be hard and stressful at times. Many physical ...
  • Preguntas Frecuentes acerca de los Problemas Médicos de las Mujeres Estadounidenses de Origen Hispano
    ... Hay cerca de 14 millones de mujeres de origen hispano en los Estados Unidos. Entre ellas hay mujeres de culturas, antecedentes y experiencias diversas - mexicano-americanas, centroamericanas y sudamer...
  • Stress and the Developing Brain
    ... It is well known that the early months and years of life are critical for brain development. But the question remains: just how do early influences act on the brain to promote or challenge the develop...
  • The Invisible Disease: Depression
    ... Depression is a serious medical condition. In contrast to the normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss, or passing mood states, clinical depression is persistent and can interfere significantly w...
  • The Lowdown on Depression
    ... By Carol Lewis Thirty-three-year-old Saritza Velilla of Frisco, Tex., was just 7 years old when she first started feeling worthless. As the years went by, these feelings intensified and she became mor...
  • The Numbers Count
    ... Mental Disorders in America Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 22.1 percent of Americans ages 18 and older—about 1 in 5 adults—suffer from a diagnos...
  • Treatment for Minor Depression
    ... In a new approach to research on minor depression, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a four-year study to determine the safety and effectiveness of St. John's wort, a common her...
  • What to do When a Friend is Depressed
    ... You know that these school years can be complicated and demanding. Deep down, you are not quite sure of who you are, what you want to be, or whether the choices you make from day to day are the best d...
  • What We Learned From Songbirds
    ... The Adult Brain Can Generate New Nerve Cells Once, neuroscientists believed that our complement of nerve cells was created prenatally and during the first years of life, and that no new neurons could ...
  • Women Hold Up Half the Sky
    ... Women and Mental Health Research Mental illnesses affect women and men differently—some disorders are more common in women, and some express themselves with different symptoms. Scientists are only n...