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Women’s wellness: Understanding the depression gender gap

Women are nearly twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression, and it can occur at any age. Some mood changes and depressed feelings occur with normal hormonal …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline – and finding some worrisome clues.

Where are we with female equality? Things parents can do to keep daughters happy, healthy

Since the 1960s, more U.S. women have made successful gains in education, athletics and careers, including science and technology. But debate continues on if we’ve really reached gender equality. That’s …

Subtle stimulation: Spokane neurologist offering transcranial magnetic stimulation

Spokane neurologist Dr. David Greeley thinks more people these days are dealing with depression. Recently, he began a new service under the business name Kingfisher TMS offering transcranial magnetic stimulation, …

Colbert I. King: Stepping out of the shadows of my depression

I don’t know much about Jason Kander, except what I read about him in the news. A former Army intelligence officer and Afghanistan veteran. First millennial to win a statewide …

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Spokane depression rate higher than state, national averages

Spokane has a higher rate of depression than both Washington and the U.S., according to a study published this month from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Psychedelic drugs change brain cells in ways that could help fight depression, addiction and more

Psychedelic drugs’ mind-expanding properties may be rooted in their ability to prompt neurons to branch out and create new connections with other brain cells, new research has found.

Dwayne Johnson discusses depression, mom’s suicide attempt

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says “depression never discriminates.”

Cuba state media: Fidel Castro’s son has killed himself

The eldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68.

A father’s choice: Phil Tyler wants to talk about his son’s suicide

Devon Tyler liked to tug at his father’s heartstrings. “He would write cards for my birthday or Father’s Day or Christmas,” said Phil Tyler, a former Spokane County Jail deputy, …

From heartache to big break for Coeur d’Alene actor

Bevers, 33, of Coeur d’Alene, lived in an emotional hell for several months after a life-changing split from his significant other last November. Deeply in love and unable to cope, …

Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine believe they may have found a key to the puzzle of major depression that could lead to therapies for those who …

UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Bismarck clinic treats pain, depression with ketamine

A clinic in Bismarck is offering treatments with ketamine, which is growing in popularity as a treatment for depression and pain.

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Marchers take to downtown Spokane streets for mental health awareness

A small but passionate group of marchers carried signs and chanted Tuesday in support of more services for those with mental illnesses.

UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in July

First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts in hospitals across the United States starting July 1, when a much-debated cap that limits the physicians to 16 consecutive hours …

Dr. Zorba Paster: Shining a light on mental illness

Dear Doc: Thank you so much for your article in the paper on being proactive about discussing depression with your doctor. What a critical point. I also have been writing …

4 things depression-symptom checklists don’t tell you

Let’s just get this out of the way up top: I have depression. That doesn’t mean that I’m weeping inconsolably as I write this. Or that I need an emergency …

Susan Johnson: Protections, help available for mental illnesses

It’s time for us to let people who are living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, and that the government is providing important protections for people …

Seasonal affective disorder prevention and treatment

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression.

Older Americans wrestle with ongoing depression

LOS ANGELES – Rini Kramer-Carter has tried everything to pull herself out of her dark emotional hole: individual therapy, support groups, tai chi and numerous antidepressants. The 73-year-old musician rattles …

Study: Screening positive for depression doesn’t mean you’ll get treatment

A study published last month in JAMA Internal Medicine illustrates that phenomenon. Most Americans who screen positive for depression don’t receive treatment – while most who did receive treatment don’t …

Mandatory depression screening recommended for kids in Montana

A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation next year requiring mandatory depression screening of all school children starting at age 11.

Forest Service wants to save Oregon’s Depression-era cabins

The U.S. Forest Service is trying to save four Depression-era cabins near an Oregon lake that are at risk of deterioration.

Antidepressants aren’t just for depression anymore, study finds

Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10 percent …

Study looks at your brain on exercise

Vigorous exercise boosts two brain chemicals that help people ward off severe depression, according to a new imaging study by scientists at the University of California, Davis Health System. It …

Editorial: Shortage of mental health care providers is concerning

The increased demand for mental health care services is healthy, but the supply of caregivers is holding back progress.

Your Neanderthal inheritance could affect your mood, skin and smoking habits

It’s been 40,000 years since the Neanderthals disappeared, but their lingering genetic legacy may be influencing your health.

Adolescents should be screened for depression too, says federal panel

Amid evidence that fewer than half of depressed adolescents get treatment for their emotional distress, a federal task force has recommended that physicians routinely screen children between 12 and 18 …

Depression can happen to anyone

Many cases of depression, especially when diagnosed early, can be helped by things that tend to protect against developing depression in the first place. Social interaction, exposure to light and …

Mindfulness therapy may help depression

Depression is a recurrent disorder affecting millions of people. By some estimates, 5 percent of the population suffers from it at one time or another. For some it’s a one-and-done …