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Study Finds Link Between Racism and Depression

By Susan J. Campbell Race impacts more in our lives than perhaps even we realize. According to recent research, fifth-graders who believe they have been mistreated as a result of the color of their skin are much more likely than their classmates to have symptoms of mental disorders, especially depression. The Pensacola News Journal recently …

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Study Examines Quality of Life for Individuals with Dysthymic Disorder

Whenever there is a mental disorder and a developmental disability present, an individual can struggle with everyday things and a lack of a high quality of life. Now, an Australian study has found that affective disorders comorbid with medical, somatic illnesses have a major impact on health-related quality of life and disability. These elements have …

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More Sleep Could Help in Fighting Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a part of new baby reality for many parents as they try to adjust to the major changes in life due to creating a new one. While many a new mommy has taken specific drugs designed to address postpartum depression, a new study finds that the she might just be tired. The …

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Researchers Find Link Between Depression and Obesity

The assumption that depressed people are also overweight may have a ring of truth to it. A new Science Daily report examines research that indicates people who are obese may also be more likely to become depressed and vice versa. Sarah M. Markowitz, M.S. led researchers in examining this link between depression and obesity and …

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