Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women. In fact, about 13 percent of new mothers will experience a major depressive episode during their baby’s first year. Postpartum depression, or PPD, affects baby as well as mom because it…

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals. These medications include blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers, hormonal contraceptives and pain medications, researchers said. And they’re used by 37 percent of Americans, according to the study of…

Never Ignore Depression

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren’t getting the help they need, sometimes because they don’t know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma that can still surround mental health issues. But the numbers are too great to ignore. Up…

Depression May Dampen Memory

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. “Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking and memory problems,” said study author Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, from the University…

Exercise Your Blues Away

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests. In a new study, an international team of researchers analyzed data from 49 studies that included nearly 267,000 people in North America, Europe and Oceania. The study participants did…

Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Know what to look for if you suspect your child or teen may be depressed. “In children and adolescents who are depressed, you may notice more irritability and loss of interest rather than just sadness or a depressed mood,” said Kimberly Burkhart, a pediatric psychologist at University Hospitals…