A Lack of This Type of Sleep May Boost Anxiety and Depression

Bad and “restless” REM sleep experienced by insomnia patients may, in turn, undermine their ability to overcome emotional distress, raising their risk for chronic depression or anxiety.

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Winter Blues? Study Finds No Proof ‘Seasonal’ Depression Is Real

A new study cast doubts on the existence of seasonal depression—a mood disorder linked to reduced sunlight in the winter months.

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All Pregnant and Postpartum Women Should Be Screened for Depression, Panel Says

All U.S. adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression by their family doctor, the nation’s leading preventive medicine panel recommends.

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Wage Gap May Be One Reason Why Women Have Higher Risk of Depression

The wage gap between American women and men might be one reason why women have higher rates of depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.

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How to Use Bright Lights to Bust the Winter Blahs

This time of year, it’s hard not to feel the winter blues. But do those light therapy boxes really work?

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New Study Says Talk Therapy as Good as Meds for Major Depression

Talk therapy and antidepressants could both be equally effective as stand-alone treatments for major depressive disorder.

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Doctors’ Group Says All Kids Should Be Screened for HIV, Cholesterol, and Depression

A leading group of U.S. pediatricians recommends that all kids be screened for high cholesterol, depression, and HIV.

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Light Therapy Might Ease Depression Any Time of the Year

Light therapy may also benefit nonseasonal depression.

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What Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Wants You to Know About Depression

Dwayne Johnson opens up about his experience with depression, and shares an inspiring message for those currently struggling.

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Coffee, Even Decaf, May Help You Live Longer

Coffee lovers may live longer than those who don’t imbibe, a new study finds.

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