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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: One in five children and youth suffer from a mental disorder

Study: One in five children and youth suffer from a mental disorder

Planned parenthood’s ‘risky strategy’ to update its image

Planned parenthood’s ‘risky strategy’ to update its image

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Indicators of despair rising among Americans entering midlife

Indicators of despair rising among Americans entering midlife

Study shows how low-intensity ultrasonic waves can modulate decision-making process in the brain

Study shows how low-intensity ultrasonic waves can modulate decision-making process in the brain

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Watchdogs cite lax medical and mental health treatment of ICE detainees

Watchdogs cite lax medical and mental health treatment of ICE detainees

Brain training to strengthen the brain's neural network

Brain training to strengthen the brain's neural network

Less than one hour of brain training leads to strengthening of neural connections

Less than one hour of brain training leads to strengthening of neural connections

Large-scale screen of mouse mutants reveals 38 new genes involved in hearing loss

Large-scale screen of mouse mutants reveals 38 new genes involved in hearing loss

Researchers identify ketamine-induced neural changes responsible for remission of depression

Researchers identify ketamine-induced neural changes responsible for remission of depression

Workings of ketamine in depressive illness decoded

Workings of ketamine in depressive illness decoded

FDA issues safety labeling changes for female sexual dysfunction treatment

FDA issues safety labeling changes for female sexual dysfunction treatment

Mild cognitive impairment may be present in early stages of kidney disease

Mild cognitive impairment may be present in early stages of kidney disease

Innovative drug delivery may alleviate Parkinson's symptoms and stop its progression

Innovative drug delivery may alleviate Parkinson's symptoms and stop its progression

Psychosocial difficulties related to brain disorders much more similar than expected

Psychosocial difficulties related to brain disorders much more similar than expected

Students who enjoyed their alone time seem to display greater psychological health

Students who enjoyed their alone time seem to display greater psychological health

Digital technologies help nonspecialist to offer mental health care in low-resource settings

Digital technologies help nonspecialist to offer mental health care in low-resource settings

Mental health care for elderly comes into focus

Mental health care for elderly comes into focus

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care