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2 years 8 months ago

Jesse Jackson Jr. in Mayo Clinic for depression

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose whereabouts haven't been disclosed since he quietly took a medical leave from Congress several weeks ago, is being treated for depression at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, according to a statement released by the hospital late Friday. Jackson is undergoing...

4 years 4 months ago

Is the altitude affecting your attitude?

A study from the University of Utah's School of Medicine says living at a high altitude, like Colorado, could trigger depression, possibly even leading to a higher rate of suicides. Ralph Lundgren was diagnosed with depression in the 80's. He's thought of suicide off and on, but his depression...

4 years 7 months ago

Hurricane Danielle now a major storm

Forecasts say Hurricane Danielle has reached major hurricane status and keeps getting more dangerous. National Hurricane Center forecasters say Danielle is now a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. Forecasters say swells churned up by Danielle could reach parts of the U.S. East Coast by...

4 years 10 months ago

Confronting mental health issues

It's estimated that as many as one in four Americans has a diagnosable and treatable mental health disorder. However, the social stigmas attached to those disorders often prevent people from seeking treatment. Kevin Porter of the Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group (PPBHG) says mental health issues go undiagnosed too...

4 years 11 months ago

Craving chocolate? You may be depressed

Creamy, mouthwatering chocolate. A new study confirms our affection for this confection goes beyond our taste buds. For some people it appears to be medicinal. California researchers looked into the connection between chocolate and moods. 931 men and women who don't take antidepressants were screened. Those who had...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Researchers link obesity and depression

Dutch researchers report that obese people are more likely to become depressed, and depressed people are more likely to become obese. Obesity hikes the risk of depression by 55-percent, while depression increases the risk of obesity by 58-percent. The findings are reported in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

5 years 3 months ago

Winter brings on depression for many

The holiday season is here. For most of us that means presents, family and laughter. But as the weather changes it can turn to severe depression for some. It's called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. "It's a form of depression that often occurs in the winter months. Primarily it pertains...

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