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    1. When Depression Becomes Deadly

      Editor's note: This story was updated on Aug. 14. Aug. 12, 2014 -- The apparent suicide of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams on Monday rocked the entertainment world. Williams’ publicist said in a statement he'd been “battling severe depression,” according to media reports. Millions of

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    2. Light Shed on Link Between Depression, Dementia

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people with depression are more likely to develop dementia, but researchers have been unable to explain the exact nature of the relationship between the two. Specifically, they haven't been able to figure out th

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    3. More Evidence Botox Works for Depression

      June 19, 2014 (NEW YORK) -- A single injection of Botox, which is typically used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, may be an effective treatment for depression. Investigators at the Hannover Medical School in Germany found that treating the facial muscles involved in emotion with Botox e

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    4. Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While it has long been known that some antidepressants can help spur weight gain, a new study finds that the actual amount gained is usually small. "This study was motivated in the first place by the number of patients who h

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    5. Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments. Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the parti

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    6. 6 Common Depression Traps to Avoid

      When Orion Lyonesse is getting depressed, she turns into a hermit. She doesn't want to leave the house (not even to pick up the mail), and she cuts off contact with her friends and family. "The more I'm alone, the deeper the depression gets," Lyonesse, an artist and writer in Lake Stevens, Wash., te

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    7. Pfizer Recalls Effexor Antidepressant

      March 7, 2014 -- Pfizer Inc. has issued a recall for the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine HCI), because it may have been contaminated with a heart drug. Interaction between the two could be fatal. The recall affects one lot of 30-count Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCI) 150-mg extended-release capsules

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    8. Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research. While other studies previously have found the same link, many of them looked

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    9. Saliva Test May Spot Depression Risk in Male Teens

      Feb. 18, 2014 -- A simple saliva test might one day spot which teenaged boys are most likely to develop major depression later in life, British researchers report. After testing both boys and girls who had been diagnosed with mild depression, the researchers found that boys with high levels of a str

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    10. FDA OK's Generic Versions of Antidepressant Cymbalta

      The first generic versions of the antidepressant Cymbalta have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency okayed six generic versions of the drug from a number of companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharma Global and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., the Associated Pr

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