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Depression and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Some of the world's most creative souls have died by suicide. Sloan Miller examines the relationship between depression and creativity — and shares where to go for help.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Raise Depression Risk

Young adults with autism are more likely to have depression than those without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a Swedish study.

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No 'Fibs': Current Evidence About Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about atrial fibrillation risk factors and causes. Find out what research shows about the connection between depression and afib.

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Are You a Depressed Caregiver?

Feel like you’re letting everyone down? Have you become isolated? Carol outlines these ways and more that might signify you’re depressed as a caregiver.

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Sex Drive Differs in Men Who Are Depressed

While depression may lead to a decreased sex drive in men or a diminished desire for sexual, the situation isn’t cut and dry and often depends on the severity of depression.

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How Alcoholism Led to a Diabetes Diagnosis

Chronic alcohol use is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Here's the story of James Cato Ferguson, whose heavy drinking caused his diabetes.

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How Depression and Anxiety Can Harm Diabetes Patients

Depression and anxiety are more common in people with type 2 diabetes. Those conditions, which tend to coexist, increase heart disease risk.

FDA Update: Antidepressant Name Change

FDA Update: Antidepressant Name Change

The FDA has changed the brand name of an antidepressant to avoid confusion with a blood-thinning medication.

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Why AMD Can Lead to Depression

Depression is common in people with age-related macular degeneration—the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Here’s what to know.

How to Cope With Depression After a Stroke

It’s not uncommon for stroke survivors to struggle with a mood disorder—but this complication often goes unrecognized and untreated. Here’s what may help.