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Depression is a biological disease just like high blood pressure, Weckmann said, but it can trigger precipitating life events in one’s life related to work, classes and sports as well as alcohol use.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America defines depression as a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated or disinterested in life in general, and estimates that nearly 7 percent of U.S. adults 18 years and older have major depressive episodes.
Eight percent of the 930 UI students who took the survey reported that factors such as anxiety, depression and stress impeded their academic performance within the past year. The rate was 11 percent for the 561 UNI students who took the survey. Eight percent of the 878 ISU students who took the survey in 2012 said they had been diagnosed or treated for depression within the past year.
What constitutes a good relationship is a partnership, successful communication and mutual respect. Good relationships with physicians define the quality of care. According to the Oschner Journal, a good relationship with a physician increases the quality of care, increases patient safety, decreases misunderstandings and can reduce cost.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes.
In the end, the 36-year-old University of Utah assistant professor, who died of breast cancer Sunday, didn’t finish writing letters of advice to her 3½-year-old son to help him navigate a future without her.
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