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Sleep Apnea Could Be Fueling Your Depression

A new study found that people with depression that doesn’t respond to therapy and medication should be screened for this sleep disorder. Here’s what you should know.

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There's No Such Thing as a 'Depression Gene' After All

Contrary to decades of previous research, there’s no support for the idea that specific genes or gene variants increase your risk of depression on their own, according to a large new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Having #Goals Really Does Help Your Health

When your set your sights on the future, you just may lower your risk of depression and anxiety.

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What Is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics theory offers hope that we can end genetic illness.

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Minding Your Skin

The connection between psoriasis and depression is clear. Finding the right treatment can help you heal inside and out.

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Social Media 'Addiction' and Depression in Young Adults

Negative and addictive behaviors on social media platforms are associated with an increased risk for major depressive disorder, according to a survey.

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Age-Related Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Older adults with hearing loss are at increased risk for depression and treating age-related hearing loss could reduce rates of depression in the elderly.

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Depression Can Raise A-Fib Risk

Research suggests people with depression have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation or a-fib, a heart rhythm disorder puts you at higher risk for stroke.

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Being Overweight Can Lead to Depression

People who are overweight, especially woman, have a greater chance of struggling with depression, according to this study.

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Abstinence from Moderate Drinking Can Lead to Depression

A study shows that when mice stop drinking moderate levels of alcohol they can become depressed around two weeks later. Here's more information about the association between moderate drinking and depression.