Michael Phelps: 'I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life'

Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago this week.


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Can your smartphone tell you if you have depression?

Getting a diagnosis of depression usually involves filling out questionnaires about your mood and undergoing lengthy interviews with a psychiatrist. But smartphone apps might be able to handle some of that work, and at least tell you if you are at risk of depression, simply by collecting GPS and other data, according to a new study.


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Dad's depression may rub off on kids

Doctors and researchers have known for years that children are more likely to develop mental-health problems if their mother has struggled with depression. But what if it's the father who's depressed?


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Using downward dogs to treat depression

When Cesar Castillo's cancer returned for the second time, he fell apart.


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The modern problem with pursuing perfection

"Perfection, by definition, is an impossible goal, and that's the first thing to say."


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