Could your depression be related to your medication?
After two weeks of taking Accutane, an acne medication, 19-year-old Joe began experiencing fatigue, lack of motivation, sleep problems, and crying spells. He was diagnosed with depression—something his healthcare provider eventually believed was related to his use of Accutane.
Creativity and depression: is there a link?
History is filled with writers, poets, artists, musicians, composers, and other creative people who wrestled with mood disorders. But is this portrayal just a stereotype, or is there really a link between creativity and depression?
Depression and chronic illness: which comes first?
Which comes first—depression or chronic illness? While the connection works both ways, one thing's for sure: treatment can make a difference.
Depression screening advised for all adults
Soon your doctor may start asking more questions about your mental health. Prompting these changes are innovative new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force on screening for depression in adults.
Hopelessness and the heart attack: the role of depression in heart disease
Several medical studies have found an association between depression and a higher risk for heart complications including death.
The role of depression in adolescent obesity
About 5% of children and adolescents in the Unites States suffer from depression. Could this put them at increased risk for obesity? A study from the journal
explores the possible link.
Understanding seasonal affective disorder
Do you feel the effects of shorter winter days? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can cause sadness, fatigue, weight gain, and depression.