Depression INFO CENTER

Boosting Mood During Kidney Dialysis

Physical illness can be a mental and emotional downer. Patients with kidney failure who are regularly hooked up to dialysis certainly aren't immune to sadness. Fortunately, there may be ways to lift their spirits and their physical health.

Of Diabetes and Depression

Living with a chronic disease like diabetes can be challenging. That challenge can take its toll on a person, especially if that person is a child.

Antidepressants Linked to Diabetes Risk

More people than ever are taking antidepressants, and concerns have been raised that these medications may affect blood sugar levels and possibly lead to diabetes.

Bipolar Disorder Versus Borderline Personality Disorder

Depression can be a symptom of both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Because of a patient's depressive symptoms, these two conditions may often be misdiagnosed or confused.

Risks of Depression with Pregnancy

More awareness exists today about postpartum depression than in the past. But now women are becoming aware of another concern — prenatal depression.

Don't Be Indifferent to Your Heart

While depression has been linked to health problems, researchers have paid less attention to apathy. In recent studies, however, apathy has also been linked to health issues.

Spotting Cancer Depression Easy as 1-2

Being diagnosed with and treated for cancer can be as emotionally troubling as it is physically demanding. But identifying cancer patients who may need to be treated for depression may have gotten a little easier.

Exercise for Depression: The Jury Is Still Out

It's not news that exercise can boost mood. But as far as helping with actual depression, exercise might not work as well as other methods to ease symptoms.

Arthritis and Depression: It's Not All In Your Head

Arthritis, which can lead to painful bones and joint damage, is a physical condition. However, according to recent research, it may also affect patients' mental health.

Soothing Cigarette Habit Hard to Break
Many smokers will say that their habit soothes them, even if they are trying to quit. Depression is one problem from which some smokers are seeking relief.