DEPRESSION

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bullying

Is Your Tween Girl a Mean Girl?

Girls who are bullied face a higher risk for behavioral problems, including depression, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts and acts. Research shows that frequent bullying is more common among tweens than in older or younger kids.

depression

Depression: Unexpected Consequence of Heart Attack, Heart Surgery or Stroke

Studies show that up to 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression, according to the American Heart Association.

antidepressants and opioids

Taking Antidepressants With Opioid Results in Less Pain Relief, Study Says

The findings have important implications for the opioid epidemic, suggesting that some patients suspected of drug-seeking may in fact be under-medicated and simply are seeking more effective pain relief.

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Is It an Anxiety Disorder? Or Simply Stress?

Anxiety disorders are a range of illnesses, such as phobias, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder, all of which involve excessive fear.

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New Drug Therapy May Reduce Apathy in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Apathy is one of the most prevalent behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. However, apathy in Alzheimer's patients is often under-recognized or misdiagnosed as depression.

Mature woman with a photo in her hands looking thoughtfully to the side

The Widowhood Effect: Is It Real or a Myth?

We've all heard romantic tales of long-time spouses dying within days of each other. Does the death of one spouse increase the risk of the other spouse dying?

Sad child clutching mother

11 Signs Your Child May Be Depressed

Kids struggle with many of the same problems that adults do, including depression. Learn more about how to give the help your child needs.

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