A new diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depression symptoms for the caregiver, research finds.
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September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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A new study shows that exercise can help relieve depression symptoms in young adults. It also shows that it may be possible to predict who'll benefit most.
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Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain's hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Traditional ideas about masculinity may be a barrier for young Black men in getting the mental health care they need, researchers report.
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Obamacare's unexpected bonus: How the Affordable Care Act is helping middle-aged Americans during the pandemic
For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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After factoring in "recall error," the proportion of US adults who've had MDEs is actually closer to 30% of women and 17% of men, researchers find.
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Health care workers in the United States are struggling with a range of mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report.
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For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
July 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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