Tag Archives: Depression

Link between social media and depression stronger in teen girls than boys, study says

There appears to be a connection between social media use and depressive symptoms in 14-year-olds, and that connection may be much stronger for girls than boys, according to a study published in the journal EClinicalMedicine on Thursday. “There’s an alarming difference,” said Yvonne Kelly, first author of the study and a professor of epidemiology and… Read More »

I Battled Depression for 20 Years and This Is the Treatment that Finally Worked

Jen BabakhanJan 02 A news segment highlighting a new depression treatment turned her whole life around. Courtesy Lauren Gletner Lauren Gletner had hit rock bottom. A high school secretary in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the 51-year-old had battled debilitating depression since her early twenties. Yet over the last few years, the profound sadness that left her… Read More »

Depression And Anxiety May Damage Health As Much As Smoking And Obesity, Suggests Study

People suffering from anxiety and depression may be at significantly higher risk for major health conditions like heart disease, according to new research, perhaps at levels comparable to smoking and obesity. The study analyzed health data for more than 15,000 adults over a four-year period from the Health and Retirement study, a large US population-based… Read More »