mental disorders

Depression raises risk of early death

A large, long-term study has confirmed that both men and women who have had at least one major depressive episode have a significantly higher mortality risk. Moreover, this risk has progressively increased for women. Depression is one of the most widespread mental disorders among adults in the United States. According to…

Rate of Mental Disorders Among Smokers is Rising: Study

The rate of mental disorders among smokers is increasing, a new study concludes. More recent smokers have the highest risk, HealthDay reports. The study analyzed data from 25,000 people. The researchers found that while the national smoking rate has been declining since the 1960s, the percentage of smokers who are…