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  1. Finding Joy: A Mind-Body-Spirit Guide

    Rachel can't sleep, can't eat. She is in the midst of a family health crisis, marriage problems, and other issues. She's faced bouts of mild depression all her life, but this is suddenly much worse -- a severe case of anxious depression. Rachel needs an antidepressant, most psychiatrists would say.

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  2. Could You Be Depressed and Not Know It?

    "Could you be depressed and not know it?" This sounds like a ridiculous question. After all, wouldn't you know if you were depressed? Possibly not. Depression can take hold gradually, without a person realizing that depressive thoughts and feelings are increasingly dominating her perspective - and h

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  3. Role Reversal

    Lorraine Bracco, as psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi on The Sopranos, HBO's smash hit, is cool and calm talking with Tony Soprano about the mobster's depression. But when she remembers the start of her own real-life battle with depression, her voice rises with passion. "It hit me that it had been months

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  4. One Woman's Battle With Depression

    October 2000 should have been the happiest time of my life. I was 27 years old, I'd recently married a wonderful man, we'd bought our first house, and I'd landed a job I'd wanted for years as a mental health therapist. So why did I feel sad and unsatisfied with my life? To find out, I began seeing a

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  5. Depression: Is Your Child Depressed?

    Children are not immune to depression depression . Just like for adults, treatment can be critical. Finding help for a depressed child may forestall years of anguish, and may even save that child's life. Yet ongoing controversy over the safety of antidepressant drugs has left many wondering what rea

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  6. Depression: Children Not Immune

    Depression in children is an increasingly recognized problem. Learn the symptoms of childhood depression. Sometimes kids get sad. They may act depressed. Most kids get over the worst of these symptoms in a couple of days. Some don't. Parents, if they know to look, can tell the difference, says Maril

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  7. Depression: The Mask of Sorrow

    To the outside world, Sgt. Eric Weaver seemed like a model police officer. He always signed up for new projects and volunteered as a training coordinator for the SWAT team in Rochester, N.Y. Inside, however, Weaver saw himself as a failure. "I hated who I was," says the 40-year-old. "My depression w

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  8. Help Yourself out of Depression

    Recovery from depression can be a long process. A variety of treatments for depression exists, but they may take time before an effect is noticed. Weeks, if not months, may pass between the time when you see a health care provider about depression and when your mood starts to lift. While some improv

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  9. Many Emotions Can Damage the Heart

    Volatile emotions like anger and hostility are bad for heart health. But studies have shown that some of the quieter emotions can be just as toxic and damaging. "Study after study has shown that people who feel lonely, depressed, and isolated are many times more likely to get sick and die prematurel

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  10. Out of the Blue

    Brooke Shields seemingly has it all -- happy marriage, celebrated beauty, critical applause, world fame. Yet, after her child was born, she fought the "mother lode" of emotional battles: a crippling bout with postpartum depression. After giving birth two years ago, actress/model/icon Brooke Shields

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