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This Might Be Why Depression Is Rising Among Teen Girls

Flickr Images There has been a significant climb in the prevalence of major depression among adolescents and young adults in recent years - and the troubling trend may be strongest in teenage girls, according to a new study. After analyzing the data, researchers discovered that the prevalence of major depressive episodes over a [...]

Infections May Make Us More Vulnerable to Depression

Having been hospitalized for an infection increased one's risk of later developing a mood disorder by 62 percent. As patients acquired more infections, their odds of developing a mood disorder increased proportionally: five hospitalizations for infections increased their risk by almost five times. The association remained significant over 15 years after the infection was treated. [...]