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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.
Anxiety or depression may raise risk of wound-related complications after surgery

Anxiety or depression may raise risk of wound-related complications after surgery

Paxman's scalp cooling system shows to successfully reduce alopecia during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

Paxman's scalp cooling system shows to successfully reduce alopecia during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Physician's choice of insomnia medication may be based on habit, new research shows

Physician's choice of insomnia medication may be based on habit, new research shows

Brain SPECT imaging can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, new report reveals

Brain SPECT imaging can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, new report reveals

Scientists gain better understanding of how depression could affect thinking

Scientists gain better understanding of how depression could affect thinking

Researchers pinpoint new neural mechanism that regulates chronic stress response

Researchers pinpoint new neural mechanism that regulates chronic stress response

Rutgers-Princeton Center aims to improve diagnosis of psychiatric diseases using computational models

Rutgers-Princeton Center aims to improve diagnosis of psychiatric diseases using computational models

Study provides insights into how excess serotonin affects motivation

Study provides insights into how excess serotonin affects motivation

Genetic proneness to illnesses may contribute to self-reported tiredness and low energy

Genetic proneness to illnesses may contribute to self-reported tiredness and low energy

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

Parenting practices linked to development of children with Fragile X syndrome

Parenting practices linked to development of children with Fragile X syndrome

Low birth weight babies more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, research finds

Low birth weight babies more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, research finds

Study finds link between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students

Study finds link between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students

New study provides insights into health and aging of LGBT older adults

New study provides insights into health and aging of LGBT older adults

Salk study finds similar algorithm governing the brain and Internet

Salk study finds similar algorithm governing the brain and Internet

Older adults living in poor and violent neighborhoods at increased risk for depression, study finds

Older adults living in poor and violent neighborhoods at increased risk for depression, study finds

Research: America's children most likely to live in poverty

Research: America's children most likely to live in poverty

Study finds moderate or severe signs of depression and anxiety among hospice caregivers

Study finds moderate or severe signs of depression and anxiety among hospice caregivers