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Weedkillers tied to depression in farmers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Farmers who used weedkillers were more than twice as likely to be treated for depression than farmers who didn't use the chemicals in a new study from France. Full story

Depression Doubles Missed Work Days

Full-time employees in the United States with depression miss nearly twice as many work days each year than their counterparts who have never been depressed, a new analysis from Gallup shows. Full story

Chilean right-wing presidential candidate drops bid

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean conservative presidential candidate Pablo Longueira unexpectedly quit his campaign due to depression, his son said on Wednesday, dealing another blow to an already weakened right-wing bloc four months from the general election. Full story

Is this normal? Sorting through emotional issues

   When it comes to moods and feelings, many people ask, “Is this normal?” Psychiatrist Gail Saltz is here to help sort out viewers’ emotional and mood problems, including whether it’s normal to dwell for years on a lost love.

Depression Treatments: Brain Scans May Suggest Best Course

For people with depression, brain activity can predict whether talk therapy or medication will better relieve their symptoms, a new study suggests. Full story

Pregnancy Hormone May Predict Postpartum-Depression Risk

SAN FRANCISCO — Levels of a stress hormone released by the placenta could predict a woman's risk of developing postpartum depression, new research suggests. Full story

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  Mental health guide gets first update in 19 years

The American Psychiatric Association has updated “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” for the first time in 19 years, making some controversial changes. Psychiatrists Dr. Gail Saltz and Dr. Sally Satel talk about what it means for mental health professionals and patients.

  A push to mend the scars of war for our vets

The Cycle hosts talk to Patricia Driscoll of The Armed Forces Foundation about the work they do to help returning veterans get the attention they need, and deserve.

  The ‘Gatsby’ era of big wealth disparity is back

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorites, explain why the Jazz Age of Jay Gatsby and income inequality is back – and what we should do to avoid an unhappy ending.

  Mariel Hemingway shares her struggle with depression

Academy Award-nominated actress Mariel Hemingway and her partner Bobby Williams talk to TODAY’s Matt Lauer about her family’s struggle with mental illness and suicide, as well as her own path to coming out of depression. They have a new book called “The WillingWay.”

  ‘The pact’ that took one man from the street to the head of the ER

Dr. Samson Davis grew up in Newark, New Jersey and made a pact with his friend to leave the tough, street life and become doctors. He joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about how he changed his life and why he chose to go back to Newark to practice medicine.

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