Younger Americans More Depressed?
For many people, the onset of depression comes later in life. Depression in older people is closely related to dependence and disability, and many people become depressed into their 80s and 90s.
The Pain that Seems Everlasting
There is the kind of pain that happens when you stub a toe or slice your finger cutting vegetables. Then there is chronic pain, an enduring pain that can last for weeks, months, or even years.
The Physical-Mental Health Link
Most of us have experienced some episode of depression in our lives, whether it was a temporary, situational episode or more chronic, ongoing depressive episodes. Depression is common but serious; it can interfere with daily life and cause pain for both its victims and those around them.
The Good Buzzed Life
Millions, if not billions of people around the world grab a cup of coffee to start their day. Did you ever stop to think it might be boosting your spirits while keeping you awake?
Women may be Hard-Wired for Depression
In the battle of the sexes, women clearly lose when it comes to depression. Women have twice the rates of depressive disorders than men, and the medical and psychological communities have been trying to figure out why for years.
Suicidal Teens Not Getting Enough Help
The teenage years are rarely easy for anyone, but for many it can be a time of severe depression or anxiety, even leading to suicidal thoughts.
From Depression to Diabetes With Love
Depression takes a toll on more than your mind. It can also hurt your body. It is even possible that depression early in life may be linked to diabetes later on.
Half of Americans Experience Mental Health Issues
When most people think of mental illness, they think of serious, lifelong conditions such as schizophrenia, chronic depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder. Yet the truth is, in our lifetime fully half of us will experience some form of mental health problem.
More Than Everyday Aches and Pains
The hysterectomy had gone horribly - and traumatically - wrong. Her bladder and urethra had been punctured, so fluids gushed from her body. Six additional surgeries were needed over the next six months to repair the sloppy surgery.
Did 9/11 Make us Sicker as a Nation?
A ten-year anniversary is a seminal thing, especially when it marks something as momentous and life-changing as 9/11. Something that we experienced collectively, as Americans, that forever changed us.