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    1. Depressed People Smoke More, Quit Less

      April 14, 2010 -- Depressed people are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit, a CDC survey suggests. The findings don't prove that depression causes smoking, or that smoking causes depression. But the data, from nationwide surveys of adults conducted from 2005 through 2008, show there's a str

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    2. Teen Suicide Risk Similar Among Antidepressants

      April 12, 2010 -- The heightened risk of teen suicide doesn’t vary among users of different antidepressants, a new study finds. Researchers say the finding supports the FDA’s current "black box" warning on all antidepressants detailing the increased risk of suicide attempts and suicides in children

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    3. Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Affect Baby?

      Feb. 23, 2010 -- Babies born to women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may experience small delays in reaching certain developmental milestones, but it is not clear if these delays are clinically significant, a study shows. Compared to children born to women who did not take antidepressants

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    4. Acupuncture Eases Depression in Pregnancy

      Feb. 22, 2010 -- Acupuncture may be an effective way to reduce depression during pregnancy, a new study shows. Many pregnant women who have symptoms of depression worry that taking antidepressants might harm their unborn babies -- so they stop taking their medications, say researchers at the Stanfor

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    5. Internet Addiction Spins Web of Depression

      Feb. 4, 2010 -- Internet users who are compulsive about going online and have more social interactions in virtual worlds than the real one may be depressed, according to a new study. Some Internet users retreat from real-life interaction and opt for chat rooms and social networking sites, and this c

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    6. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Depression Symptoms

      Sadness. Irritability. Obsessive thoughts. Extreme moods. The symptoms of depression, anxiety disorder, and bipolar disorder often seem the same. It's not always easy for doctors to determine which mood disorder, or combination, a patient has. Here are some questions that will help both you and your

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    7. Antidepressants: Best for Severe Depression?

      Jan. 5, 2010 -- Some antidepressants may work best for people with very severe depression, according to a new analysis, but may provide little or no benefit over placebo for those with mild, moderate, or severe depression. ''For patients with very severe depression, the medication did have a potent

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    8. Americans With Depression Are Undertreated

      Jan. 4, 2010 -- A new study shows only half of Americans with depression receive any type of treatment for it, and certain minorities may face even greater difficulties in getting the treatment they need. Researchers found only one in five Americans suffering from clinical depression receives treatm

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    9. Depression and Divorce

      The 20-something couple, married just a few years, was eagerly looking forward to the birth of their first baby. Labor and delivery went fine, and the baby was born healthy. But problems began when the new mom, overwhelmed by motherhood, suffered depression. "The husband had to take care of everythi

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    10. Antidepressants May Raise Stroke Risk

      Dec. 14, 2009 -- Older women who take antidepressants may have a slightly higher risk for stroke and death. In a new finding from the large study known as the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), postmenopausal women who took tricyclic or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants had

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