Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even
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Doctors currently have no way to stop Alzheimer’s disease from gradually robbing patients of their memory and ability to function. While medications may help some patients have a better quality of life early in the disease, they haven’t been shown to have any long-term effect when it comes to slowing
Getting treatment for major depression is essential at any age, but it may be especially important for older individuals. Depressed older adults experience faster brain aging and cognitive decline and face a significantly greater risk of developing dementia than adults of a similar age who do not have depression, research
Ketamine, a drug long used as a general anesthetic, is getting new attention these days as a medication for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and pointing the way to new approaches to depression treatment. Currently, as many as 33 percent of people with major depressive disorder fail to respond to antidepressant drugs
It’s a more common question than you may think: What to do when depressed? Take heart. You’re not alone. Nearly 15 million Americans are depressed right now.
If you think you might be depressed, see your doctor. He or she can confirm your diagnosis and rule out any other underlying causes,
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