Tag: signs of depression

Study: Depression, Anxiety Are Risk Factors for Physical Health Ailments

Your doctor may check your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other standard health risk factors at your annual checkup. But if you’re not being asked about your mood, an important predictor of health problems is being overlooked.

In a study published recently in Health Psychology researchers found that depression and anxiety

You Could Have Depression But Be Unaware of It

Do you feel like you’re missing the energy, motivation, and concentration you once had? Maybe you’ve stopped doing activities that you used to enjoy and you’re spending more time alone. Or, perhaps you’ve gained weight, have trouble sleeping, or often have an upset stomach. What all of these have in

Medications on Your Mind

Before 1942, many Americans died from the simplest infections. Then something miraculous happened: Penicillin came into use and dramatically changed the health-care landscape. Since then, the development of medications has exploded, ushering in incredible advances in quality of life and survival.

Depression Is a Common Side Effect. But there is a

Is It Sadness or Depression?

Everybody has days when they’re feeling low. Sometimes you can easily identify the cause of your sadness—the loss of a loved one, a problem with personal finances or some other specific reason for tears or sorrow.

But there are other days when our sadness has no obvious trigger. And as you

6. Depression in Children and the Elderly

Some of our most vulnerable include the very young and the very old. While we typically think of depression as affecting working-age adults with many life stresses, depression is common in both children and the elderly. But among these particular populations, it may manifest differently, and the approach to treatment

DASH Diet May Help Lower Depression Risk

A diet designed to help lower blood pressure to help prevent stroke may also help lower your risk of developing depression, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual conference earlier this year. While more research is needed, the findings of this study suggest that the

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