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Depressed Dads Make for Troubled Kids
When kids have a father who is depressed, they are far more likely to experience their own emotional or behavioral problems. Paternal mental health problems have a significant effect upon children, research shows.
Identifying the Signs of Youth Depression
Depression and mental illness in children and adolescents is a rising concern. About five percent of youth under age 18 suffer from depression at any given time, but their numbers are rising. Rates of depression and anxiety among American youth have increased steadily over the last fifty to seventy years, and children are the fastest growing group of depression sufferers.
Depression in Older Adults
Among older adults, depression is stigmatized. Depression may be perceived as a sign of weakness, not a disease. Yet, clinical depression affects millions of Americans over 65.
Foreclosures Causing Depression
For people behind on their mortgage payments or going through foreclosure, there are high rates of depression.
Severe Depression Under-Treated
About 11 percent of Americans aged 12 and over take antidepressant medications. Yet only about one-third of severely depressed people are on such medication.
Praising Yourself Into Depression
Boosting your own self-esteem is generally thought of as a good thing, but apparently it can be too much of a good thing.
Teen Depression may be Hard-Wired
Some amount of angst, anxiety and occasional depression seems normal for most teenagers. However, up to 59 percent of depressed teens suffer from anhedonia, or the inability to experience pleasure.
Financial Markets Get SAD
The financial markets are constantly in a state of flux, with great highs in the bull markets alternating with lows and even crashes or recessions.
Feel Blue, Green and Red?
Pain will come and go for most people, but it can be more intense if you suffer depression and/or anxiety. Treating these problems can be difficult but experts provide some tips.
Mind Influenced by Moody Gardens
Everyone has easy and hard times in their life that might cause feelings of anxiety or depression, but it’s not just genes that affect those moods. The environment has a part as well.