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Identifying Depression Signs

Most people feel down occasionally, but in some situations, a low mood can become chronic. Major life changes like divorce or empty nest syndrome can create sadness that becomes independent of any circumstance and seems to stretch on indefinitely. Here are some tips for identifying depression signs. Identifying Depression Signs By Severity Moderate depression can…

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Depression and Heart Disease

Are depression and heart disease interlinked? When two conditions show up together time after time it grabs the attention of medical and scientific researchers. Such is the case with symptoms of depression and instances of heart disease or stroke, and previous studies have been inconclusive as to which condition was causal for the other. Depression…

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Is Depression Linked to Zinc Deficiencies?

Depression Linked Zinc Deficiencies Zinc is a dietary mineral that humans need to consume in order to function normally. A range of population groups across the U.S. have unusually high chances of developing zinc deficiencies. Researchers have assessed how depression is linked to zinc deficiencies. This research applies both the onset of depression and the…

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Binge Eating May Affect Bipolar Disorder Development

A 2011 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders shows a binge-eating disorder may affect the development of bipolar disorder. The new update of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) identifies binge eating as a distinct disorder for the first time, and the co-occurrence of this disorder with bipolar disorder seems…

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Migraine Sufferers at Increased Risk for Developing Anxiety Disorders

Migraine headaches are recurring headaches that produce moderate or severe pain along with a number of additional, significant symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, unusually strong reactions to light and sound, and a phenomenon called an aura. While both men and women develop these headaches, women experience them much more often than men. Current scientific evidence…

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Depression, Suicide Rates for Young Hispanic Women Reaching Alarming Levels

It is an unfortunate fact that a recent study states that depression and suicide rates for young women are reaching alarming levels. The campaigns by medical professionals, public health officials and former sufferers to raise awareness about the true prevalence and seriousness of depression have achieved excellent results, for the most part. But for a…