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Depression – Symptoms & Diagnosis

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 Report on . . . → Read More: Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports

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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 . . . → Read More: 2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Explained

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 . . . → Read More: Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Explained

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Over 2 Million People Over the Age of 65 Are Depressed

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 65 in the U.S. . . . → Read More: Over 2 Million People Over the Age of 65 Are Depressed

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Guide to Diagnosing Depression

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

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Depression Symptoms in the Elderly

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

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Geriatric Depression Scale

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 person may be depressed. . . . → Read More: Geriatric Depression Scale

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Depression in the Elderly

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 and tests to . . . → Read More: Depression in the Elderly

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A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age

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 its causes, with especially . . . → Read More: A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age

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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 and other physical ailments that . . . → Read More: Preventing Depression Misdiagnosis of Women

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The Biological Nature of Depression

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 treatment, . . . → Read More: The Biological Nature of Depression

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Depression Not a Normal Part of the Aging Process

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 deficiency, . . . → Read More: Depression Not a Normal Part of the Aging Process

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