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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Treatment of mental health issues neglected during stroke recovery

Treatment of mental health issues neglected during stroke recovery

Researchers assess benefits of magnetic seizure therapy to treat depression in bipolar patients

Researchers assess benefits of magnetic seizure therapy to treat depression in bipolar patients

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

Researchers develop survey to understand factors that influence vaping

Researchers develop survey to understand factors that influence vaping

COVID-19 potentially has negative impacts on male fertility

COVID-19 potentially has negative impacts on male fertility

Unique neurological signatures could be used to understand, study brain disorders

Unique neurological signatures could be used to understand, study brain disorders

Age is no barrier to losing weight, study shows

Age is no barrier to losing weight, study shows

National health groups offer support for COPD patients and caregivers amid pandemic

National health groups offer support for COPD patients and caregivers amid pandemic

EULAR Consultation Service helps address rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases

EULAR Consultation Service helps address rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those with OCDs

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those with OCDs

Enforced isolation can increase risk of mental health problems in children, adolescents

Enforced isolation can increase risk of mental health problems in children, adolescents

Global Mental Health Databank launches study to understand the mental health of young people

Global Mental Health Databank launches study to understand the mental health of young people

Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

Nature experiences may help mitigate negative mental health effects of COVID-19

Nature experiences may help mitigate negative mental health effects of COVID-19

ECG abnormalities can predict COVID-19 mortality

ECG abnormalities can predict COVID-19 mortality

Two-thirds of older Americans would not seek treatment for depression, new poll shows

Two-thirds of older Americans would not seek treatment for depression, new poll shows

Identifying protective factors to suicide among lesbian and bisexual women

Identifying protective factors to suicide among lesbian and bisexual women

COVID-19 loneliness study reveals significant depressive symptoms in 80% of young adults

COVID-19 loneliness study reveals significant depressive symptoms in 80% of young adults

Exercise classes decrease loneliness and social isolation in older adults

Exercise classes decrease loneliness and social isolation in older adults

Antidepressant drug fluvoxamine may prevent some serious complications of COVID-19

Antidepressant drug fluvoxamine may prevent some serious complications of COVID-19