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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.
LGBT community reports more number of poor mental health days than general population

LGBT community reports more number of poor mental health days than general population

Regular bedtime and wake time important for heart, metabolic health even among adults

Regular bedtime and wake time important for heart, metabolic health even among adults

Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans

Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Study: Annual wellness visits improve delivery of preventive services in elderly population

Study: Annual wellness visits improve delivery of preventive services in elderly population

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

New program to reduce harmful stress effectively improves mood in cancer patients

New program to reduce harmful stress effectively improves mood in cancer patients

Older individuals with multiple sclerosis report higher quality of life than younger counterparts

Older individuals with multiple sclerosis report higher quality of life than younger counterparts

Disagreeable individuals can benefit most from behaving more compassionately, finds study

Disagreeable individuals can benefit most from behaving more compassionately, finds study

From Syria to Southern California: Refugees seek care for wounds of war

From Syria to Southern California: Refugees seek care for wounds of war

Investigators determine specific treatable traits that can predict future asthma attacks

Investigators determine specific treatable traits that can predict future asthma attacks

Arthritis common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, finds study

Arthritis common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, finds study

Digital games for CVD-related self-management improve exercise capacity and energy expenditure

Digital games for CVD-related self-management improve exercise capacity and energy expenditure

Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma

Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus

Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus

Women with undiagnosed STIs may be at greater risk of negative premenstrual symptoms

Women with undiagnosed STIs may be at greater risk of negative premenstrual symptoms

Concussion symptoms last for longer time in kids than adults

Concussion symptoms last for longer time in kids than adults

Many parents blame electronics for sleep problems among teens

Many parents blame electronics for sleep problems among teens

Solution-focused communication by nurses improves control of liquid intake during hemodialysis

Solution-focused communication by nurses improves control of liquid intake during hemodialysis

Short-term psychotherapy improves mental health of women caring for children with chronic conditions

Short-term psychotherapy improves mental health of women caring for children with chronic conditions