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Depression - Symptoms & Diagnosis

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Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression
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Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression

October 7-13 has been declared "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in the U.S.  This annual health observance to raise mental illness awareness was declared by an Act of Congress in 1990, to occur in the first full week of October each year. The observ...

Cleveland Clinic's Guide to Recognizing Depression
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Recognizing Depression – Depression Diagnosis, by Cleveland Clinic. ClevelandClinic.org. List of the symptoms and indicators of depression. »View Info

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Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports
February 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports

"The symptoms of thyroid diseases are so wide-ranging—affecting your mood, energy, body temperature, weight, heart, and more—that it may be difficult to get the correct diagnosis right away," according to the authors of a recent Special Health Repo...

2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes
June 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

The Palm Beach County Medical Society announced that it will hold its sixth annual Future of Medicine Summit on September 27-28, 2012. A number of notable national and regional health care experts will speak at the Summit, which will be open to the pu...

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Explained
October 29, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Constantly losing things? Having difficulty staying on task? Are projects never finished? Is it ADD or just the symptoms that are the result of other issues such as depression, a mood disorder, or sleep deprivation? Watch Vivien Williams for Mayo...

Over 2 Million People Over the Age of 65 Are Depressed
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Depression in the Elderly, , by Rafi Kevorkian, M.D., Fellow, Division of Geriatric Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine. Found on TheDoctorWillSeeYouNow.com, articles. References estimates that over 2 million people over the age of 6...

Guide to Diagnosing Depression
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

How Is Depression Diagnosed? InteliHealth.com. Medical content reviewed by the Faculty of the Harvard Medical School. »View Info

Depression Symptoms in the Elderly
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Depression In The Elderly Is Complicated But Treatable, From The Harvard Mental Health Letter. Reprinted in MedicalNewstoday.com. Mentions that symptoms of depression may differ in the elderly from those in younger adults. »View Info

Geriatric Depression Scale
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Geriatric Depression Scale, provides explanation and links to a short form and longer form “mood assessment scale”/ questionnaire (in various languages) offered by two Stanford professors as a rough diagnostic test for whether an elderly perso...

Depression in the Elderly
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Depression in the Elderly, MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, by MedlinePlus, a Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. General overview, including focus on symptoms ...

A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Recognizing and Overcoming Depression — How to Use This Depression Recovery Tool Kit, by the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, gmhfonline.org. A good overall discussion, with links to information on the facts about late-life depression and it...

Preventing Depression Misdiagnosis of Women
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor
Preventing Depression Misdiagnosis of Women

Preventing Misdiagnosis of Women: A Guide to Physical Disorders That Have Psychiatric Symptoms (Women's Mental Health and Development), a book by Elizabeth Adele Klonoff and Hope Landrine, discusses the importance of differentiating between depression ...

The Biological Nature of Depression
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Depression in the Elderly; Consequences, Symptoms and Treatment of Depression in Old Age, by Lisa C. DeLuca, Jun 28, 2008. Discussion of the biological nature of depression, complications of depression in the elderly, why they often don’t seek t...

Depression Not a Normal Part of the Aging Process
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging Discusses symptoms of depression, and for diagnosis, recommends checking with your doctor to see first whether these symptoms may be caused by a physical illness, such as hypothyroidism or vitamin B12 deficienc...

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