Do you know someone who seems to be depressed? A survey shows that you probably do! As more people come forward to talk about their battle with depression, the symptoms of the illness become easier to recognize. Knowing what depression is and how to spot it is very important because it can lead to recovery. Discover what a poll revealed about public knowledge of depression.

How do you deal with unpleasant thoughts and feelings? Do you try to suppress your worries and bury your anger? Or do you confront your fears and problems directly? Different sources have claimed one method or another is best for coping with your unhappiness. A recent study discusses the benefits of using one of two methods for reflecting on bad experiences. Learn which way of thinking is shown to be healthier.

Recently, a US Congressman made headlines for announcing his temporary departure from Congress. To many people's surprise, it has been revealed that the government official has been receiving treatment for a mood disorder. Read more about what may have contributed to the congressman's condition and find out which illnesses can be classified as mood disorders.

Anyone can develop depression for a variety of reasons. For most people, depression has a very distinct set of symptoms. It's important to know how to recognize depression in yourself and in others. Once depression is identified, it can be treated and hopefully eliminated. Learn the trademark signs of depression so you'll know when to seek help.

Social networking sites like Facebook have recently been criticized for potentially increasing depression and anxiety in young adults and teenagers. The claim about Facebook leading to depression in younger people has already been challenged, and a new study on older adults and the social networking has made the debate even more interesting. Read about the findings here!

You may have heard of some of the negative effects fillings used to have on a child's health over time. But it turns out the newer cavity fillings may also pose a health risk. What does this mean for children and adults who have already had the new fillings put in over the past decades? Read more to find out what research is showing.

Compliance, or getting people to follow their prescribed treatment, can be a big issue in mental health. For some people with depression, though, there may be another reason for the failure to take necessary medication regularly. Find out how healthcare policies can prevent some people with serious mental and physical health conditions from getting the help they need.

It seems that rates of depression may be increasing in more than one population. A survey of students reveals an alarming jump in the number of teens who report feelings of depression. The survey of teenagers also showed some interesting trends related to drug and alcohol use. Read more to find out what the survey shows about adolescent mental health.

Everyone can benefit from some form of exercise, whether it's a walk around the park or a five-mile run in the morning. The positive effects on your physical and mental health are noticeable, but there has been some debate on just how much exercise can help you with depression. Read to find out what a Swedish study has recently found related to physical fitness and depression.

What if a blood test could be used to screen for depression? A new study seems to indicate this may be possible, but skeptics are warning people not to buy into the idea just yet. Would you want to know if your child was at a higher risk for depression? Read more about the study and its critics here.
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