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When It's More Than a Migraine…
Suffering from migraines can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. It's not hard to imagine that migraine sufferers may be at risk for depression as well.
Boosting Mood During Kidney Dialysis
Physical illness can be a mental and emotional downer. Patients with kidney failure who are regularly hooked up to dialysis certainly aren't immune to sadness. Fortunately, there may be ways to lift their spirits and their physical health.
Of Diabetes and Depression
Living with a chronic disease like diabetes can be challenging. That challenge can take its toll on a person, especially if that person is a child.
Antidepressants Linked to Diabetes Risk
More people than ever are taking antidepressants, and concerns have been raised that these medications may affect blood sugar levels and possibly lead to diabetes.
Bipolar Disorder Versus Borderline Personality Disorder
Depression can be a symptom of both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Because of a patient's depressive symptoms, these two conditions may often be misdiagnosed or confused.
Risks of Depression with Pregnancy
More awareness exists today about postpartum depression than in the past. But now women are becoming aware of another concern — prenatal depression.
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Major Depressive Disorder
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) to treat adults with major depressive disorder.
Don't Be Indifferent to Your Heart
While depression has been linked to health problems, researchers have paid less attention to apathy. In recent studies, however, apathy has also been linked to health issues.
Spotting Cancer Depression Easy as 1-2
Being diagnosed with and treated for cancer can be as emotionally troubling as it is physically demanding. But identifying cancer patients who may need to be treated for depression may have gotten a little easier.
Exercise for Depression: The Jury Is Still Out
It's not news that exercise can boost mood. But as far as helping with actual depression, exercise might not work as well as other methods to ease symptoms.