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Using Facebook to predict depression

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Your Facebook posts may predict whether you will develop depression. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults having experienced at least one major depressive episode… Read More »

Medical News Today: 'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience

A new study used a model of seasonal affective disorder to find out why some people don’t develop depression despite being genetically predisposed to it. The findings also shed light on potential new treatments for seasonal depression. Seasonal depression affects about 5 percent of the U.S. The National Institute of Mental Health estimate that over… Read More »