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Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

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Studies May Overstate The Benefits of Talk Therapy For Depression

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Some Antidepressants May Pose Increased Risk Of Birth Defects

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Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests

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Antidepressant use nationally fell by 31 percent among adolescents between 2000 and 2010. Suicide attempts increased by almost 22 percent. JustinLing/Flickr hide caption

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Warnings Against Antidepressants For Teens May Have Backfired

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Talk therapy is best for some people; antidepressants are better for others. Scientists say PET scans might help figure out early on what treatment a person needs. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Chris Stephens, 28, who has been battling depression all of his life, plays with his dogs at home in Concord, Calif., on Friday. After a dose of ketamine, Stephens says, "I actually wanted to do things. I wanted to live life." Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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'I Wanted To Live': New Depression Drugs Offer Hope For Toughest Cases

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When It Comes To Depression, Serotonin Isn't The Whole Story

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