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Dangerous Drug Duo
If you're taking two common medications for treating depression and high cholesterol, you may want to be in touch with your doctor.
Unhappy Fathers Days
Dads and husbands, brothers and sons suffer depression just like the women in their lives. But men are less likely to talk about it or seek care for the blues.
New Link Discovered Between Appetite Hormone and Depression
Our bodies make a hormone called leptin that regulates our appetite. It may be that this hormone could also be useful in regulating depression.
Depression - Another Kind of Attention Deficit
Some of us ride the roller coaster of life's ups and downs better than others. Scientists are discovering that people with depression get stuck with negative thoughts they can't seem to shake.
The Madness of the Sadness
One of the sad things about depression is its tendency to return to cause more suffering. Scientists have new clues as to why that happens. How the brain responds to sadness may predict if depression will return to someone who has been wrestling with the disease.
Do you Really Know if You're Depressed?
Depression is so difficult to track, and the daunting task is generally left to primary care doctors. A new tool is available to help both doctors and patients uncover depression risks.
The Genetics of Depression
It's long been thought that depression runs in families. New research strengthens the theory that genes do in fact  play a major role in this mental illness.
Driving Under the Influence of Depression
Teens are not known as the safest drivers on the road. Far from it. Add anxiety or depression, and their driving becomes even riskier. A new study shows that young drivers who experience anxiety and depression are at risk of being risky drivers.
Too Depressed to Take Pills
Being depressed affects just about everything, including focus and energy. New research shows that depressed people tend not to take medications for their other conditions.
Children Get Better When Their Moms Feel Better
The children of depressed mothers often have behavior problems. Now it's known than when moms feel better, their kids behave and do better, too.