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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.

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.