Depression

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.

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People with chronic pain may find it harder to regulate emotions

People with chronic pain may find it harder to regulate emotions

Mental health consequences of the pandemic for medical personnel

Mental health consequences of the pandemic for medical personnel

Improvements in neural learning processes linked to reduced symptoms of depression

Improvements in neural learning processes linked to reduced symptoms of depression

Researchers use AI to identify main predictors of suicidal behaviors in students

Researchers use AI to identify main predictors of suicidal behaviors in students

Women say California insurer makes it too hard to get drug for postpartum depression

Women say California insurer makes it too hard to get drug for postpartum depression

Physical pain induces relapse of alcohol consumption, research shows

Physical pain induces relapse of alcohol consumption, research shows

Child's toothbrushing habits linked to mother's mental health

Child's toothbrushing habits linked to mother's mental health

Study finds unacceptable mental health service shortfalls for children in high-income countries

Study finds unacceptable mental health service shortfalls for children in high-income countries

Research explores the mental health of new parents and importance of social support

Research explores the mental health of new parents and importance of social support

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

UMD awarded grant to develop an integrated hypertension management program for older adults

UMD awarded grant to develop an integrated hypertension management program for older adults

Structural home repairs in low-income neighborhoods linked with reduced crime rates

Structural home repairs in low-income neighborhoods linked with reduced crime rates

Study evaluates ICU workers' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Study evaluates ICU workers' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Experts develop consensus statement to help improve long-term well-being of people with HIV

Experts develop consensus statement to help improve long-term well-being of people with HIV

Study looks into COVID-19 partial school closures and mental health problems among students

Study looks into COVID-19 partial school closures and mental health problems among students

Targeted mental health support lacking for people with chronic health conditions during pandemic

Targeted mental health support lacking for people with chronic health conditions during pandemic

With a diagnosis at last, Black women with ADHD start healing

With a diagnosis at last, Black women with ADHD start healing

LGB youth with depression use more cannabis, study reveals

LGB youth with depression use more cannabis, study reveals

Study illuminates an invisible crisis in children’s mental health

Study illuminates an invisible crisis in children’s mental health

Health impacts of lockdowns unlikely to be worse than the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Health impacts of lockdowns unlikely to be worse than the impact of COVID-19 pandemic