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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.
Study finds food scarcity, poor oral health to be major risk factors for malnutrition among older adults

Study finds food scarcity, poor oral health to be major risk factors for malnutrition among older adults

Researchers outline new diagnostic model for mental illness

Researchers outline new diagnostic model for mental illness

Postnatal depression in dads

Postnatal depression in dads

Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders

Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders

Direct-to-consumer ‘low-T’ medication advertising increases prescriptions but may not improve health

Direct-to-consumer ‘low-T’ medication advertising increases prescriptions but may not improve health

Researchers discover minimally invasive way to take high-resolution pictures of animal brain

Researchers discover minimally invasive way to take high-resolution pictures of animal brain

Study finds greater risk of suicide following initial episode of self-harm

Study finds greater risk of suicide following initial episode of self-harm

Study shows increase in hospital admissions for mental disorders during periods of heatwaves

Study shows increase in hospital admissions for mental disorders during periods of heatwaves

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Mouse study provides target for development of faster-acting antidepressant medications

Mouse study provides target for development of faster-acting antidepressant medications

Salk scientists develop new way to find responders to lithium therapy

Salk scientists develop new way to find responders to lithium therapy

Use of 5ARIs for prostatic enlargement not linked to increased suicide risk in older men

Use of 5ARIs for prostatic enlargement not linked to increased suicide risk in older men

Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions

Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions

Moderate exercise may benefit patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Moderate exercise may benefit patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Nocturia is the top cause of sleep disturbance

Nocturia is the top cause of sleep disturbance

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Study: Combined neurofeedback and HRV training can improve anxiety, depression symptoms

Study: Combined neurofeedback and HRV training can improve anxiety, depression symptoms

Neuroscientists elucidate how serotonin helps to deal with unfamiliar changing environment

Neuroscientists elucidate how serotonin helps to deal with unfamiliar changing environment

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Researchers identify underlying cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Researchers identify underlying cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder