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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...

Depression Information: A Guide for Older Adults
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an informational pamphlet by Forrest Pharmaceuticals Inc., the maker of one of the known antidepressant medications. Provides good general information about the statistical occurrence of depression in the elderly, its causes and consequences, and the ...

Clinical Trials: Depression Treatment
Posted by Health Editor

Clinical Trials: Depression — Featured Studies, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A list with links to pending clinical trials on depression and its treatments, from the ...

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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...

Animal Therapist (The Dog Will See You Now)
October 28, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

A video from AARP about three dogs (Destiny, Lorent and Nike) who lift patients' spirits at York Hospital in York Maine. Watch »

Excerpt from Harvard Mental Health Letter
December 5, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

reporting on scientific findings that a rigorous exercise program caused a 47 percent drop in depressive symptoms among a study group. That made rigorous exercise about as effective as antidepressant medications or cognitive behavioral therapy, which a...

Treating Depression in Older Adults: Challenges to Implementing the Recommendations of an Expert Panel
December 5, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

Snowden M, Steinman L, Frederick J. Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1). reported in Preventing Chronic Disease; Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, Vol 5, No. 1, January, 2008, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH, U.S. Department of Hea...

A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age: Recognizing and Overcoming Depression -- Treatment Options for Late-Life Depression
December 5, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

By the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, gmhfonline.org. A good discussion of the treatment options, including a particularly detailed discussion of the potential antidepressant medications and their side effects, as well as general discussions o...

Discussion of Depression Diagnosis and Treatment
October 8, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Professional Help for Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment Options, by Helpguide.org. Discussion of diagnosis and treatment options. Particular focus on non-pharmacological treatments, including various kinds of talk therapies, exercise, meditation,...

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