Could a simple blood test determine who is at a higher risk for suicide? Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say they have discovered a genetic marker linked to the human stress response that could predict a person’s risk of attempting suicide. The study was published in the July 30 edition of the American Journal of…
Scientific research shows that depression, a mental health disorder that affects 5 percent to 8 percent of adults in the U.S., can be effectively treated with an FDA-approved therapy known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS).
It’s often said by medical and mental health professionals alike that depression is one of the most treatable mental health disorders. While that’s true to a point, treatment for depression isn’t always as helpful as many people would like. Not only is it discouraging when treatment isn’t working, it can make you feel more hopeless…
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is how the old saying goes, and when it comes to mental health, nothing could be more true. The cost of depression is high, both for the people struggling with the disease and for all of those in their work, family and social circles. Depression…
New research conducted on mice has uncovered why various therapies for depression likely work – because they target a protein that inhibits brain cell growth.
Does being unable to make a sad face ease the symptoms of depression?
The treatment of depression is not a quick fix. Individuals who are diagnosed with depression can experience weeks of frustration as they wait for the medication they are prescribed to take effect.
Experts estimate that approximately three to four percent of Americans will struggle with depression at some point of their lives. Not everyone will receive treatment due to various factors, from cost limitations to lack of social support network.
Depression is a common mental disorder, affecting three to four percent of the United States population. However, while the disorder is common, it is very serious, often affecting normal daily life and major events.
Kids with depression often slip through the cracks. Parents have a hard time distinguishing symptoms of depression from normal ups and downs of the teen years. Kids, too, may feel overwhelmed at times and struggle to determine whether they may need to discuss their feelings with someone.