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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 approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

Six important facts you should know about PTSD

Six important facts you should know about PTSD

Researchers identify first definitive risk genes for Tourette Syndrome

Researchers identify first definitive risk genes for Tourette Syndrome

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Negative body image perceptions related to increased tobacco, alcohol use among teenagers

Negative body image perceptions related to increased tobacco, alcohol use among teenagers

Insurance expansion improves overall health and reduces mortality, analysis shows

Insurance expansion improves overall health and reduces mortality, analysis shows

Study finds substantial use of opioids among older rheumatoid arthritis patients

Study finds substantial use of opioids among older rheumatoid arthritis patients

Study finds high prevalence of suicide attempts among women with learning disabilities

Study finds high prevalence of suicide attempts among women with learning disabilities

Breast implants linked to abnormal ECG recordings

Breast implants linked to abnormal ECG recordings

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome

UAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youth

UAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youth

Japanese scientists develop method to isolate anti-Alzheimer's compounds from plants

Japanese scientists develop method to isolate anti-Alzheimer's compounds from plants

Researchers exploring impact of emotional spillover in the brain

Researchers exploring impact of emotional spillover in the brain

Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to depression through alterations in brain reward region

Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to depression through alterations in brain reward region

Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests

Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy reduces depression, anxiety among chronic pain patients

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy reduces depression, anxiety among chronic pain patients

Study shows correlation between urinary stress hormones and coronary heart disease

Study shows correlation between urinary stress hormones and coronary heart disease

Swedish researchers estimate effects of solitary living on health care for Alzheimer's disease patients

Swedish researchers estimate effects of solitary living on health care for Alzheimer's disease patients

Scientists uncover mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illness

Scientists uncover mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illness

Researchers develop mobile app to help providers treat patients with intense grief after perinatal loss

Researchers develop mobile app to help providers treat patients with intense grief after perinatal loss