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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.
UCLA biologists uncover how head injuries can lead to serious brain disorders

UCLA biologists uncover how head injuries can lead to serious brain disorders

Collection of demonstration projects highlights value of patient engagement in research

Collection of demonstration projects highlights value of patient engagement in research

Georgia State professor receives $1.2 million grant to study how the brain controls eating behavior

Georgia State professor receives $1.2 million grant to study how the brain controls eating behavior

Age-related decline in abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time

Age-related decline in abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time

Calcified nodules in the retina increase risk for progression to late stages of AMD

Calcified nodules in the retina increase risk for progression to late stages of AMD

One-hour cognitive behavioral therapy session reduces insomnia symptoms in prisoners

One-hour cognitive behavioral therapy session reduces insomnia symptoms in prisoners

Survey: Complementary and alternative medicine is widely used by general population in England

Survey: Complementary and alternative medicine is widely used by general population in England

Research highlights physical changes in the brain of self-injuring teen girls

Research highlights physical changes in the brain of self-injuring teen girls

Food insecurity during pregnancy linked to severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome

Food insecurity during pregnancy linked to severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome

Preventing falls with new sensor technology

Preventing falls with new sensor technology

With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

Higher body mass index could cause depression even without health problems

Higher body mass index could cause depression even without health problems

Wishes can help pediatric patients to get better over time

Wishes can help pediatric patients to get better over time

Suicidal patients with prescribed access to psychotropic drugs should be closely monitored

Suicidal patients with prescribed access to psychotropic drugs should be closely monitored

AAP updates concussion recommendations for children and teens

AAP updates concussion recommendations for children and teens

Research finds strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression

Research finds strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression

Fish oil and vitamin D pills no guard against cancer or serious heart trouble

Fish oil and vitamin D pills no guard against cancer or serious heart trouble

High-tech brain surgery improves quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease

High-tech brain surgery improves quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease

Young men struggle much more with body image disorders than thought

Young men struggle much more with body image disorders than thought

Grieving spouses with sleep problems have increased risk of chronic immune activation

Grieving spouses with sleep problems have increased risk of chronic immune activation