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Physical Activity May Combat Depression
People who exercise may have fewer symptoms of depression, new research suggests. But depressed patients may find it difficult to motivate themselves to work out.
Exercise Early May Not Prevent Depression in Adolescents Later
Exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on symptoms of depression. But these mental health benefits may not be the same in young people as in others.
Some Antidepressants Associated With Dental Implant Failure
Some dental implants don't stay in place after they have been inserted. New research suggests certain medicines may contribute to this problem
Depression in Cancer Patients Went Untreated
Many cancer patients face depression, and they often aren't treated for it. But a new approach could transform their care.
Meds Plus Therapy Helped With Depression
The most common treatment for depression is prescription antidepressants. But a more effective treatment could be to combine the medicine with therapy sessions, a new study suggests.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
Robin Williams Dead at 63
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died at his home in Northern California August 11.
Atypical Depression May Carry Increased Risk of Obesity
Major depressive disorder and obesity have previously been connected to chronic conditions like cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. But major depressive disorder and obesity may also be connected.
Fitness May Fight Adolescent Depression
Facing social pressures, body image issues and many other factors, middle school students sometimes experience depression. A fitness regimen may be one way to help.
Depression Medicines May Affect Weight Gain
Antidepressants affect the moods of countless people with depression around the world. But they may also affect their waistlines.