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Can this Asian medicinal plant be the key for treating depression? What you need to know about kratom

People suffering from depression and other mental and mood disorders may want to take a closer look at the kratom plant. Kratom (Mitragyna...

Shining Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

The days are short, the sun is losing at hide and seek, and you’ve been feeling depressed but don’t know why. It could be that these...

Experts Now Recommend Routine Depression Screenings for all

This week a group of health industry experts has issued an update of their 2009 recommendation that all adults should be screened for...

More Women Falling Victim to Opioid Painkiller Addiction

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day, 46 people die from an overdose of prescription painkillers in...

The Danger of Gender Bias in Medicine

I traveled to South America several years ago with a friend of mine. When we arrived for our stay, he recommended that I take melatonin to...

Sleep Apnea May be More Dangerous for Women than for Men

When it comes to heart attacks, a woman’s symptoms are subtler than a man’s. Whereas a man may have fierce chest pain, a woman may feel...

Sad Truth: Depression Symptoms in Men Often Go Unrecognized

If you’re a man in the U.S., you have a 12 percent chance of suffering from depression at some point in life. The key is to recognize...

How menopause affects sleep and aging

Getting your beauty rest is now more important than ever. Two recent studies from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)...

How to talk with someone who is depressed

Chances are high that you know someone or have known someone with depression. Have you ever wondered what’s best to say to that person?...