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By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly one in 10 American teenagers experienced major depression last year and fewer than half were treated, according to government statistics released on Thursday that doctors say confirm the problem is still overlooked among young people.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly one in 10 American teenagers, or 2.2 million, experienced major depression last year, according to government statistics released on Thursday that also showed that depressed youths were more likely to smoke, drink alcohol or abuse drugs.
The number of U.S. children and teens who were diagnosed with depression more than doubled between 1995 and 2002, while the use of antidepressant drugs rose and the use of psychotherapy or counseling declined.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of U.S. children and teens who were diagnosed with depression more than doubled between 1995 and 2002, while the use of antidepressant drugs rose and the use of psychotherapy or counseling declined.
Depressed middle-aged adults are at four times greater risk for being unable to perform everyday tasks than their non-depressed peers, a Northwestern University study found.
LONDON (Agence de Presse Medicale) - Antidepressants should not be used as first-line treatment in patients younger than 18 years old -- even for moderate-to-severe or psychotic depression -- Britain's health economics watchdog, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, said on Wednesday.
By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Psychotherapy delivered over the telephone reduces symptoms of depression in patients with physical impairments due to multiple sclerosis, investigators report. "The biggest advantage of 'telemental health' is that it overcomes barriers," Dr. David C.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc on Monday slammed a study from scientists in Norway suggesting its antidepressant Paxil was linked to an increased suicide risk in adults, arguing that the research was flawed and misleading.
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Both antidepressant medication and cognitive behavior therapy is beneficial for poor, minority women suffering from major depression, and it makes sense from a cost perspective too, according to a new report.
By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Patients suffering from severe depression who have not responded to other treatments may be helped by deep brain stimulation, researchers said on Monday.