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Anticholinergics May Carry Surprising Risk for Older Adults

Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.

Get Help for Depression in Pregnancy

Depression can take all the fun out of being a new mother. Researchers are trying to find better ways to diagnose the problem early.

Fighting the Blues Was a Winning Battle

When a period of feeling blue gets worse or doesn't go away, you may be depressed. Getting effective treatment can be the key to your recovery.

It's a Gas: Possible Depression Treatment Worked Fast

They say laughter is the best medicine — and that may prove true when it comes to depression. Laughing gas has shown some promising results for easing depression.

Don't Let Depression Keep You Down — Treatment Can Help

If you’re depressed, you have company. And you can take steps to feel better.

Sleep Apnea Treatments May Also Ease Depression

A common sleep disorder may be tied to depression. The good news? Treating that disorder may also ease depression symptoms.

Home Exercise: Help for Hopelessness in Heart Disease

What can improve heart disease patients' mood and outlook? A new study suggests that exercising at home could help the emotional health status of these patients.

Child Mental Health Disorder Rates May Not Be Rising

Recent claims about children's mental health in the media have had a tendency to be somewhat negative. But a new Canadian study suggests some of those claims may be inaccurate.

Mild Depression May Slow Spine Surgery Recovery

Spinal stenosis tends to affect patients as they grow older. Surgery can provide relief, but those with even slight depression may face difficulties recovering.

Depression Common Among Women With Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease like breast cancer can come as an emotional shock. And a new study found that women diagnosed with breast cancer had a raised risk for depression.