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  1. Talk Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder?

    Oct. 31, 2005 -- A type of talk therapy may help treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), new research shows. SAD is a form of depression. It's active during the fall and winter, when daylight hours are scarce, and eases during spring and summer. SAD patients often get light therapy. That involves d

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  2. Abortion and Depression: Is There a Link?

    Oct. 31, 2005 -- New research challenges the idea that having an abortion raises a woman's long-term risk of depression. Abortion opponents have long argued that women often suffer depression and other mental health problems as a result of having abortions; those on the other side of the debate say

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  3. Depression, Epilepsy, and Suicide May Be Linked

    Oct. 10, 2005 -- Symptoms of major depression, especially suicidal attempts are associated with an increased risk of unprovoked seizure. A provocative new study shows, that the same brain disorder that causes epilepsy may also be associated with whether a person also has an increased risk of suicida

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  4. 1 in 10 Americans Experience Depression

    Oct. 4, 2005 - More than one in 20 Americans has experienced major depression in the last 12 months and more than one in 10 has experienced the mental illness at some point in life, according to a new national survey. The results show that for the first time, middle-aged baby boomers are more likely

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  5. Depression Often Follows Risky Teen Behavior

    Sept. 20, 2005 -- Depression may be the result rather than the cause of risky teen behaviors. A new study shows that teen sex or drug use raised the risk of depression a year later. Researchers say the results challenge the notion that teens become sexually active or engage in drug use to "self-medi

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  6. All Antidepressants Are Equally Effective

    Sept. 19, 2005 - Does it matter which antidepressant you take? No, if fighting depression is all you care about. Yes, if you worry about particular side effects, how often you have to take pills, or if cost is an issue. The findings come from a pooled analysis of studies comparing one new-generation

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  7. Best Depression Treatment: The One You Want

    Sept. 15, 2005 -- If you are suffering from depression, the most effective treatment may be the one you most want. Many experts agree that a combination of antidepressant medication and psychotherapy is the best treatment for severe clinical depression. But not everyone wants or needs both kinds of

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  8. Downward Mobility Hurts Men More Than Women

    Sept. 14, 2005 - Moving down the social ladder during the course of a lifetime may hit men harder than women and raise the risk of depression. A new British study shows men who were downwardly mobile since birth were more than three times as likely to suffer from depression by age 50 than women who

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  9. Nipping Depression in the Bud

    Aug. 19, 2005 -- When depression rears its head, take notice, even if the symptoms don't add up to major depression. That message comes from Joshua Fogel, PhD, and colleagues. They found that people with minor depression were six times more likely to develop major depression over 15 years. They sugg

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  10. Study: Depression Worsens Heart Disease

    Aug. 15, 2005 -- Depression worsens the readings on a barometer of death risk for heart patients. That barometer is a test that measures vascular endothelial function. That is, it measures how well one's blood vessels are working. Heart patients who aren't depressed do better on this test than those

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