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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.
Early detection, treatment of frailty may help elderly people live healthier lives

Early detection, treatment of frailty may help elderly people live healthier lives

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

Sexual assault survivors have increased risk for suicide, mental health conditions

Sexual assault survivors have increased risk for suicide, mental health conditions

Apathy linked to increased risk of death in nursing home patients

Apathy linked to increased risk of death in nursing home patients

Age of first menstruation may influence time spent in education for young women

Age of first menstruation may influence time spent in education for young women

Psychedelic drugs could help mental health patients recover from their symptoms

Psychedelic drugs could help mental health patients recover from their symptoms

New research finds increase in smoking rates among pregnant women with depression

New research finds increase in smoking rates among pregnant women with depression

Social media images can be used to identify depression, says study

Social media images can be used to identify depression, says study

Study: Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women tend to be unrealistic

Study: Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women tend to be unrealistic

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

Study finds brains of women to be more active than men

Study finds brains of women to be more active than men

HIV prevention and treatment being overlooked in older populations

HIV prevention and treatment being overlooked in older populations

Georgia State receives high research funding to set record for sixth consecutive year

Georgia State receives high research funding to set record for sixth consecutive year

UAMS scientists awarded $422,610 NSF grant to study regulation of emotion

UAMS scientists awarded $422,610 NSF grant to study regulation of emotion

Yoga appears to lessen symptoms of depression

Yoga appears to lessen symptoms of depression

UVA researchers identify connection between dopamine neurons and brain’s circadian center

UVA researchers identify connection between dopamine neurons and brain’s circadian center

Study findings could lead to more effective and faster acting antidepressants

Study findings could lead to more effective and faster acting antidepressants

Music therapy helps strengthen muscle activity in people with Parkinson's disease

Music therapy helps strengthen muscle activity in people with Parkinson's disease

Researchers explore how providers perceive fathers’ role in early intervention services for children

Researchers explore how providers perceive fathers’ role in early intervention services for children

Parents of children with autism experience greater impact from cognitive behavior therapy for kids

Parents of children with autism experience greater impact from cognitive behavior therapy for kids