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1 in 3 College Freshmen Faces Mental Health Woes

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, new research suggests. "The number of students who need treatment for these disorders…

New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Postpartum depression isn't limited to moms. Rates of depression among new fathers are similar to those among new mothers, and more needs to be done to help these men, two psychologists say. "Recent…

Exercise Really Can Chase Away the Blues … to a Point

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say. An analysis of data from 1.2 million people in the United States found they reported 3.4 days a month of…

Could a Blood Test Help Spot Severe Depression?

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with severe depression may have particularly low blood levels of an amino acid involved in brain function, a new study suggests. The substance, called acetyl-L-carnitine (LAC), is naturally…

Supportive Managers Key When a Worker Is Depressed

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Employees struggling with depression take less time off from work if they receive support and help from their managers, a new study suggests. Many people suffer depression at some point during…

Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women. In fact, about 13 percent of new mothers will experience a major depressive episode during their baby's first…

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals. These medications include blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers, hormonal contraceptives…

Depression, Money Woes Higher in Heart Patients With Job Loss

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who can't get back to work after a heart attack have a greater risk of depression and financial hardship than those who return to their jobs, a new study finds. There were more than 9,000…

Never Ignore Depression

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren't getting the help they need, sometimes because they don't know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma…

Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in the man may reduce the chances that a couple struggling with infertility will ultimately conceive, new research suggests. Depression among women was not linked to lower conception rates,…

Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are fast becoming a very depressed lot. New research shows there's been a sharp spike in cases of major depression in the United States in recent years, especially among teens and millennials. The…

Depression May Dampen Memory

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. "Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also…