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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.
Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain

Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Autism traits linked to risk of depression, suicidal thoughts in people with psychosis

Autism traits linked to risk of depression, suicidal thoughts in people with psychosis

Fear compromises the health, well-being of immigrant families, survey finds

Fear compromises the health, well-being of immigrant families, survey finds

Anti-stress compounds provide new treatment approach for diabetes and obesity

Anti-stress compounds provide new treatment approach for diabetes and obesity

Researchers developing smartphone app to help patients with eating disorders

Researchers developing smartphone app to help patients with eating disorders

Researchers use new approach to identify casual mechanisms in depression

Researchers use new approach to identify casual mechanisms in depression

New scientific yardstick released to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease

New scientific yardstick released to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease

An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking too many unneeded drugs

An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking too many unneeded drugs

Isolation during holidays can impact health of seniors

Isolation during holidays can impact health of seniors

Study investigates link between cortisol levels of ICU patients’ family members and anxiety

Study investigates link between cortisol levels of ICU patients’ family members and anxiety

Discrimination experiences affect health of both people in relationship

Discrimination experiences affect health of both people in relationship

Brief test can help determine whether drugs, talk therapy work better for treating anxiety

Brief test can help determine whether drugs, talk therapy work better for treating anxiety

Optogenetics research sheds new light on social-spatial learning

Optogenetics research sheds new light on social-spatial learning

Researchers identify challenges to understanding and classifying mental disorders

Researchers identify challenges to understanding and classifying mental disorders

High risk of burnout, depression, and low quality of life found among health care workers

High risk of burnout, depression, and low quality of life found among health care workers

Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care

Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care

Healthy diet may be linked to less disability, fewer symptoms for people with MS

Healthy diet may be linked to less disability, fewer symptoms for people with MS

UA researcher awarded $2.3 million NIH grant to develop new treatments for depression

UA researcher awarded $2.3 million NIH grant to develop new treatments for depression

CLOCK gene plays key role in regulating many genes important to brain evolution

CLOCK gene plays key role in regulating many genes important to brain evolution