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Depression Health Center

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Do you know the common depression symptoms? Do you know about different types of depression? Learn more about depression so you can talk openly with your doctor. Find out the warning signs of more serious depression problems so you can prevent depression complications.


Are you depressed? The symptoms of depression may surprise you. Read more and see if you or a loved one suffers with depression.

The WebMD Depression Health Check explores and evaluates your personal health and lifestyle history to help you manage your health and your family’s health better.


All depression types are not the same. Learn about the different types of depression, the signs and symptoms, and talk to your doctor about treatment.

Read about the causes and symptoms of major depression and the available treatments. Talk openly with your doctor if you have these major depression symptoms because help is available.

Chronic depression or dysthymia is a milder form of depression that affects millions. Find out if you or a loved one has chronic depression.

Many people with depression don't have the typical symptoms. Learn about the causes and treatment of atypical depression, with symptoms that include weight gain, sleeping too much, and feeling anxious.

Postpartum depression is increasingly common. Discover the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and seek early medical treatment to keep it from affecting your life.

Learn all about the mood swings of bipolar depression (manic depression) from the elated highs of mania to the major depression lows.

Do you get depressed during certain times of the year? Learn when seasonal affective disorder is most likely to affect people and what your doctor can do to help you manage the symptoms.

Learn all about psychotic depression -- psychosis, hallucinations, and other signs -- and know when to call the doctor for a medical evaluation.

Get information about serotonin syndrome including causes, symptoms, and treatments.


From chronic illnesses such as heart disease to pain perception, sex, and sleep -- discover how untreated depression can complicate your life.

What does depression have to do with sex? Learn how depression and depression medicines can affect sexual desire and sexual performance.

Find out how depression disturbs sleep and get some effective tips to help your sleep problems.

Warning Signs

Learn the dangers of untreated depression and how this may lead to serious and life threatening problems, even suicide.

Learn more about suicide, including who is at risk, warning signs, and when to call for medical assistance.

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