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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.
Nearly 50% of parents against later school start times, despite health and learning benefits

Nearly 50% of parents against later school start times, despite health and learning benefits

Greater use of firearms linked to higher suicide rates in rural areas

Greater use of firearms linked to higher suicide rates in rural areas

Gun sellers join forces to curb suicide-by-firearm, rampant in rural areas

Gun sellers join forces to curb suicide-by-firearm, rampant in rural areas

Teenagers’ impulsive and risk taking behavior not related to brain deficit symptoms

Teenagers’ impulsive and risk taking behavior not related to brain deficit symptoms

Cyberbullying linked to suicidal behavior and self-harm among young victims

Cyberbullying linked to suicidal behavior and self-harm among young victims

Depression casts long shadow over people’s past memories, research shows

Depression casts long shadow over people’s past memories, research shows

Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices

Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Chapman University research explores substance abuse among transgender adolescents in California

Chapman University research explores substance abuse among transgender adolescents in California

Mobile health app helps improve concussion symptoms in teenagers

Mobile health app helps improve concussion symptoms in teenagers

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life

Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

New review examines link between psoriasis and psychiatric illnesses

New review examines link between psoriasis and psychiatric illnesses

Research shows effectiveness of school-based programs in improving students' mental health problems

Research shows effectiveness of school-based programs in improving students' mental health problems

Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don’t know why

Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don’t know why

Mental health crucial to overall wellbeing of athletes

Mental health crucial to overall wellbeing of athletes

Animal study shows how being bullied can have dramatic effects on sleep

Animal study shows how being bullied can have dramatic effects on sleep

Researchers unravel genetic characteristics that increase risk of developing Tourette syndrome

Researchers unravel genetic characteristics that increase risk of developing Tourette syndrome