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Women May Be More Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression

A heart attack can be a stressful event, even to the point that it can affect mental health. This may be especially true for women, say the authors of a new study.

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.