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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.
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

Study explores clinical impact of delirium in patients with acute cardiac diseases

Study explores clinical impact of delirium in patients with acute cardiac diseases

UCLA study finding holds promise to prevent progressive cognitive decline in children with brain injury

UCLA study finding holds promise to prevent progressive cognitive decline in children with brain injury

Moderate daily vegetable and fruit intake linked to lower rates of psychological stress

Moderate daily vegetable and fruit intake linked to lower rates of psychological stress

Low levels of allopregnanolone hormone may predict risk of postpartum depression

Low levels of allopregnanolone hormone may predict risk of postpartum depression

SSRIs may reduce risk of revision surgery following total hip or knee replacement

SSRIs may reduce risk of revision surgery following total hip or knee replacement

Study finds depression to be strongest predictor of death following heart disease diagnosis

Study finds depression to be strongest predictor of death following heart disease diagnosis

Learning to reduce rumination can help patients with depressive symptoms, research shows

Learning to reduce rumination can help patients with depressive symptoms, research shows

Depression, alcohol and marijuana use may increase risk of using synthetic cannabinoids later

Depression, alcohol and marijuana use may increase risk of using synthetic cannabinoids later

BMC researchers aim to address gap in depression treatment for pregnant and postpartum women

BMC researchers aim to address gap in depression treatment for pregnant and postpartum women

Chronic exposure to childhood bullying may have lifelong health effects

Chronic exposure to childhood bullying may have lifelong health effects

Study: Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis more likely to miss days of work or school

Study: Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis more likely to miss days of work or school

Scientists find evidence for gene that may be linked to social phobia

Scientists find evidence for gene that may be linked to social phobia

Researcher explores how neighborhood influences residents' physical activity and overall well-being

Researcher explores how neighborhood influences residents' physical activity and overall well-being

UVA researchers use probiotic bacteria in yogurt to reverse depression symptoms

UVA researchers use probiotic bacteria in yogurt to reverse depression symptoms

In-home occupational therapy reduces depression symptoms in patients with impaired vision

In-home occupational therapy reduces depression symptoms in patients with impaired vision

Can dancing improve your mental health?

Can dancing improve your mental health?

Student researcher awarded NIDA grant to support dissertation research on syndemic factors

Student researcher awarded NIDA grant to support dissertation research on syndemic factors