Is it the BLUES or something more? Clinical depression is a common medical illness affecting over 19 million American adults. National Depression Screening Week calls attention to this illness, educates the public about its symptoms and effective treatments, offers the opportunity to be screened, and connects those in need of treatment to appropriate services...
In what could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression, scientists have discovered that compounds found in a certain South African species of flowers snowdrops and daffodils affect parts of the brain involved in the illness. The question is, which ones?
A study of 20,000 US families found kids with fathers suffering from depression are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than other children.
Michael Weitzman at the New York University School of Medicine, who authored the study, said these findings are especially important at a time when unemployment is high and some military dads are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with emot