Treating Depression New research shows a common over-the-counter treatment for depression actually works. Researchers found that the hormone DHEA was 'an effective treatment for midlife-onset major and minor depression,' leading to significant improvements on several measures of depression. We'll talk about it.
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Treating Depression

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New research shows a common over-the-counter treatment for depression actually works. Researchers found that the hormone DHEA was 'an effective treatment for midlife-onset major and minor depression,' leading to significant improvements on several measures of depression. We'll talk about it.

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Dr. Peter J. Schmidt, chief, reproductive endocrine studies unit, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health,