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Ice surrounds the boat docks in the harbor at 31st Street Beach as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Doctors: Winter Can Be Depressing, But Rarely Seriously

If you feel like being cooped up inside because of the cold weather is making you a little nutty, you’re not alone; but experts say the cold rarely poses a serious psychological problem.

01/28/2014

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Dealing With Mental Illness In Our Homes, An Expert Weighs In

Dr. David Tolin from the Institute of Living dispels some common myths about mental illness.

06/12/2013

Alexis Fritkin of Lake Forest wants to help other young people understand depression. (CBS)

Depressed Teen Shares Story About Her Recovery

What should you do if you suspect your teenager might be thinking about suicide? One Lake Forest mother ended up doing the right thing and her daughter is alive and happy now.

10/05/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-IL (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Jackson Released From Mayo Clinic

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has been released from the Mayo Clinic.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr., left, meets with his friend, Patrick Kennedy, during a visit at the Mayor Clinic, where Jackson is being treated for Bipolar II Disorder. (Patrick Kennedy)

Friend Of Jackson Jr. Offers Status Report On Congressman’s Treatment For Depression

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a “deep” depression and has “a lot of work” ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy says.

08/16/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Mayo Clinic: Congressman Jackson Has Bipolar Disorder

The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has provided a new update on their treatment of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), revealing the congressman is being treated for bipolar disorder.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson Senior Speaks Out On Congressman’s Condition

Several experts in psychiatry tell the Associated Press that a complicating physical illness may have arisen during the treatment of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. for depression. But the congressman’s father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, won’t confirm it.

07/28/2012

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NU Researcher Develops Blood Test For Depression

A Chicago neuroscientist says she has developed the first blood test to diagnose depression in teenagers.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2012

Marilyn Lemak

Attorney: Marilyn Lemak Is Upset That Trib Quoted Interview

The attorney for Marilyn Lemak believes the convicted child murderer is upset about a story and interview that ran in the Chicago Tribune last Sunday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

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Researchers Develop Smart Phone Technology To Sense Depression

Researchers at Northwestern University are developing a smart phone that can sense whether you’re falling victim to depression.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2012

This Alpha-Stim device purportedly can help fend off depression and anxiety. (CBS)

Devices Purportedly Zap Anxiety, Depression

Some patients say electro-therapy devices are helping them come back from depression or calming their anxieties. But some doctors aren’t convinced the machines really work. CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

03/31/2011

Rick Springfield (Photo By Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Rick Springfield Talks About Battle With Depression

The song “Jessie’s Girl” made him a household name but rocker Rick Springfield says behind the success was a life long battle with depression.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2010