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  1. Weight Linked to Depression

    Sept. 24, 2010 -- Nearly a quarter of obese Americans say they have been diagnosed with depression, a significantly higher percentage than normal weight people, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The new survey also says that more than one in four American adults who are obe

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  2. Depression, Heart Disease May Raise Death Risk

    Sept. 15, 2010 -- Patients who suffer from depression and who also have heart disease are almost five times as likely to die as people who are mentally and physically healthy, a new study shows. Researchers in England, Finland, France, and the U.S. examined data from about 6,000 middle-aged adults f

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  3. New Parents at Risk for Postpartum Depression

    Sept 7, 2010 -- Both moms and dads are at an increased risk for depression during the first year of their infant's life, finds a new study of parents in the U.K. Close to 40% of new moms and 21%  of new dads in the U.K experienced a bout of depression during their child's first 12 years of life, but

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  4. Is Depression Wrecking Your Weight?

    They are both heavy burdens - weight problems and depression. And they often go hand in hand. Some people gain weight when they're depressed. Others lose weight, to an unhealthy degree. Which comes first? And how can you untangle the link between depression and weight -- especially if depression has

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  5. SAM-e May Boost Effects of Antidepressants

    Sept. 3, 2010 -- SAM-e plus prescription antidepressants may spell relief for hard-to-treat depression, according to a new study published in the August 2010 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Short for S-adenosyl methionine, SAM-e is a dietary supplement that is often used in the treatmen

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  6. Clues Help ID Depressed People at Risk of Bipolar Disorder

    Aug. 17, 2010 -- Researchers have discovered clues that may help identify which people with depression are at risk of developing bipolar disorder. The new findings appear in the online version of The American Journal of Psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is a serious condition characterized by the extreme

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  7. Internet Overuse May Cause Depression

    Aug. 2, 2010 -- Teenagers who are addicted to the Internet are more likely to develop depression or other psychiatric problems than teens who are classified as normal Internet users, a new study says. Researchers in Australia and China studied pathological or uncontrolled Internet use and later ment

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  8. Getting Started: Exercise for Depression

    If you’re feeling depressed, it can be difficult to get yourself off the couch, much less exercise. But exercise may be one of the best things you can do for your depression. Physical activity can make you feel better, improve your mood, and help you sleep better. Many studies have shown the benefit

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  9. How Your Depression Medicine Can Affect Your Life

    If you’re being treated for depression, taking an antidepressant may be part of your treatment plan. Antidepressants work by balancing chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters that affect mood and emotions. These depression medicines can help improve your mood, help you sleep better, and inc

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  10. Depression Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

    July 6, 2010 -- Older people who suffer from depression have nearly double the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a new study finds. Researchers followed elderly participants in the ongoing Framingham Heart Study for up to 17 years to explore late-life depression and dementia. The

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