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Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.
New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations

New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations

Study provides deeper insight into cannabis use in adolescence and detrimental long-term outcomes

Study provides deeper insight into cannabis use in adolescence and detrimental long-term outcomes

Prototype app helps children with chronic diseases develop proper medication habits

Prototype app helps children with chronic diseases develop proper medication habits

UMD scientists develop new bio-compatible ionic current-generating battery

UMD scientists develop new bio-compatible ionic current-generating battery

CUMC researchers capture first snapshot of key brain receptor in action

CUMC researchers capture first snapshot of key brain receptor in action

New trial shows ketamine's effectiveness to treat geriatric depression

New trial shows ketamine's effectiveness to treat geriatric depression

New study links unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders in offspring

New study links unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders in offspring

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

Depression causes alterations in the brain's structure, study finds

Depression causes alterations in the brain's structure, study finds

Trump plan might cut expenses for some insured patients with chronic needs

Trump plan might cut expenses for some insured patients with chronic needs

People who think they are less active than peers more likely to have shorter lifespan

People who think they are less active than peers more likely to have shorter lifespan

Targeting risk factors throughout life stages could prevent 35% of dementia cases, study reveals

Targeting risk factors throughout life stages could prevent 35% of dementia cases, study reveals

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Family factors play critical role in shaping child's temperament

Family factors play critical role in shaping child's temperament

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

Lunatic fringe gene plays role in regulating fate of neural stem cells

Lunatic fringe gene plays role in regulating fate of neural stem cells

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some women

Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some women

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder