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  1. Staying Up to Beat the Blues

    May 8, 2000 -- Nearly 30 years have passed since Anna Wirz-Justice, MD, first prescribed a night without sleep for a severely depressed 80-year-old woman. "She used to just sit around all day, feeling suicidal," says the Swiss neurobiologist. "She hardly spoke or moved.'' The remedy worked. By the n

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  2. Too Depressed to Remember

    April 17, 2000 (Berkeley, Calif.) -- For years, Maria Cusenza's three children didn't worry much about her. Through her 60s and early 70s, Cusenza was a busy woman living in her own apartment in San Francisco. But in recent years the situation has changed. Cusenza, now 80, has marked memory loss. By

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  3. Undoing Depression

    Your dad, 66 years old and a retired widower, lives alone. Lately, he has bailed out of his weekly card games and no longer sees his friends. Possibly. Given enough stress, anyone will develop depression, says George Grossberg, M.D., the Samual Fordyce Professor and Director of the Division of Geria

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  4. Fish Oil to Treat Depression?

    Dave thinks a lot about fish these days. Study after study has suggested benefits for omega-3 fatty acids, which are plentiful in certain fish oils. But what intrigues Dave isn't that omega-3s might reduce his risk of heart attack, or ease the pain of arthritis. He's hoping to lubricate his mind. A

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  5. Murder-suicides in Elderly Rise

    One Sunday morning, Charlie Woods returned home from church to find two police officers waiting at his door. First the officers asked if he had any health problems. Then they told him both his parents were dead. His father had killed his mother, firing six bullets through the bedroom door of their T

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  6. Summer Sun for Winter Blues

    Spending time basking in the sun may be more important than you think. Sure, it's a sensual pleasure and brightens your day. But far beyond that, the summer sun may help you avoid winter depression. Called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), seasonal depression and mood variation is known to be relat

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  7. Facts About Food Fads

    A trip to the health food store can be daunting these days. The consumer is typically confronted by shelf after shelf of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other so-called natural substances, all touted as enhancing well-being in some way. Many of these over-the-counter products make subtle claims about

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  8. Emotional Survival Guide for the Holidays

    Experts explain some simple methods for driving away the holiday blues.

  9. Health Tip: Less Stress in 7 Steps

    Feeling stressed? Here are seven simple steps for breathing your way out of stress.

  10. Finding a Doctor & Therapist

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