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Bipolar Disorder’s Genetic Roots

Bipolar disorder is a particularly challenging mental disorder because finding the right strategy takes some trial and error. Meanwhile, the patient and their family may find it difficult to perform daily activities. The findings of a new study may help identify patients at risk for bipolar disorder. The study investigated bipolar disorder’s genetic roots. UCLA…

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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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Tracking Adulthood Depression

Depression is the common term for a group of mental health conditions—called depressive disorders—that produce mood disturbances capable of seriously or severely restricting an individual’s ability to function in his or her daily life. As a rule, the specific symptoms of the depressive disorders vary in number and intensity from person to person. In a…

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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…