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New Guidelines for Depression Treatment
Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) are often prescribed one of two treatments: antidepressants or therapy. But which one works best?
Setting the Stage for More Depression Screening
Depression can strike at any age and may have serious effects. For that reason, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new screening recommendations.
Depressed? Here's Another Reason to Work Out
The idea that exercise could help depressed patients isn't a new one. But what could be a new idea is that it could also help their hearts.
What's Behind Postmenopausal Depression?
How old were you when you hit menopause? If your answer was younger than 40, you may be at risk of one common condition.
Rx Vs. Therapy: Which Works Best for Depression?
Taking antidepressants for depression? Going to therapy? Either way, you're probably getting a similar outcome.
Tamoxifen and Antidepressants: The New Findings
Breast cancer survivors are often prescribed antidepressants to ward off hot flashes and other side effects of the cancer drug tamoxifen. But some experts worry that this practice may make tamoxifen less effective.
How to Fight Depression After a Heart Attack
After a heart attack, taking care of your body is very important — and so is taking care of your mind.
For Teens, Paroxetine Might Pose Problems
Sometimes a second look shows a whole different picture. At least that was the case with a depression medication called paroxetine (brand names Aropax, Paxil, Seroxat).
A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mind
Comfort foods like chocolate can give you a temporary emotional boost. But if you're looking to stave off depression in the long term, you may want to choose an apple instead.
Help for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Many women have cramps or irritability in the days leading up to their periods. For some women, however, things can get a whole lot worse. But one treatment may help.