Someone with both anorexia and depression can be ill for longer and less likely to recover than someone with anorexia alone, suggesting that depression is a severity marker for anorexia.
Intrapersonal loss and failures to achieve expected goals may be factors that characterize gender-based differences in the onset of depression.
Since there appears to be a synergistic interaction on cognitive decline between depression and the APOE e4 gene variant, could depression treatment reduce risk of cognitive decline?
Active efforts to maintain cardiovascular and cognitive fitness through the lifespan, starting at a young age, offer some promise of preventing or delaying the onset of dementia later in life.
A large meta-analysis suggests that smokers who quit gain improved mental health when compared with peers who continue the habit.
The popularity of electronic cigarettes may threaten the success of the decades-long battle against tobacco use in the United States.
The American Heart Association’s new recommendation illustrates the continuing progress in integrating mental health care with general medical care.
Despite public perceptions to the contrary, any tie between mental illness and violence is more likely to involve suicide than homicide.
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