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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Expression of certain genes may play role in susceptibility to PTSD

Expression of certain genes may play role in susceptibility to PTSD

Acceptance from families, communities shapes the lives of Sierra Leone's former child soldiers

Acceptance from families, communities shapes the lives of Sierra Leone's former child soldiers

People suffering from cluster headache often face a long delay in being diagnosed properly

People suffering from cluster headache often face a long delay in being diagnosed properly

COVID-19 pandemic has worsened pre-existing mental health conditions

COVID-19 pandemic has worsened pre-existing mental health conditions

COVID-19 negatively impacts people with eating disorders

COVID-19 negatively impacts people with eating disorders

High prenatal choline levels may mitigate negative effects of COVID-19 on newborns

High prenatal choline levels may mitigate negative effects of COVID-19 on newborns

Study shows mental toll of being a frontline healthcare worker during COVID-19

Study shows mental toll of being a frontline healthcare worker during COVID-19

SDSU researchers aim to develop intervention strategy to prevent LGBTQ youth suicide

SDSU researchers aim to develop intervention strategy to prevent LGBTQ youth suicide

‘Why do we always get hit first?’ Proposed budget cuts target vulnerable Californians

‘Why do we always get hit first?’ Proposed budget cuts target vulnerable Californians

Social isolation can lead to depression in children long after current lockdown

Social isolation can lead to depression in children long after current lockdown

Anesthetic drug Ketamine uses serotonin receptors to relieve depression

Anesthetic drug Ketamine uses serotonin receptors to relieve depression

Researchers show how ketamine fights difficult-to-treat depression

Researchers show how ketamine fights difficult-to-treat depression

Chronobiological treatment can help treat insomnia

Chronobiological treatment can help treat insomnia

Radiation and surgery do not prolong survival in newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer

Radiation and surgery do not prolong survival in newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer

For seniors, COVID-19 sets off a pandemic of despair

For seniors, COVID-19 sets off a pandemic of despair

Molecular pair offers hope for development of new Parkinson's treatment

Molecular pair offers hope for development of new Parkinson's treatment

How India's lockdown has affected mental health

How India's lockdown has affected mental health

Study: High level of anxiety is linked to depression

Study: High level of anxiety is linked to depression

Higher spirituality linked to better quality of life for stroke survivors and their caregivers

Higher spirituality linked to better quality of life for stroke survivors and their caregivers

Researchers identify 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking

Researchers identify 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking