Major Depression Directory
Major depression, also sometimes called clinical depression, is characterized by symptoms that can lead to difficulty working, problems interacting with family and friends, poor sleeping, and more. Treatments involve antidepressants and other therapies. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about symptoms of major depression, risk factors, how to treat it, and much more.
Other treatments for depression include brain stimulation and treatment with herbs or dietary supplements. Brain stimulation Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used to treat severe depression or depression that does not get better with medicine and counseling or therapy. In ECT,electricity is briefly sent to the brain through electrodes placed on your head. Studies have shown that ECT is ...
Feeling Depressed-Home Treatment
Information on home treatment of depression.
Depression-When to Call a Doctor
Call or the national suicide hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or other emergency services if you (or someone you care about who has depression ): Plan to harm yourself or others. Talk,write,read,or draw about death,including writing suicide notes and talking about items that can harm you,such as pills,guns,or knives. Buy guns or bullets,stockpile medicines,or take other action ...
Depression Caused by Chronic Illness
Can depression be caused by chronic illness? Most certainly. Learn how chronic illness can lead to depression and which types of illness are most likely to do so.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 11 Warning Signs of a Depression Relapse
See some signs depression may be back. Learn when sadness, sleeping habits, irritability, and more may be signs to seek help for depression.
Slideshow: The Truth About Antidepressants
Are you unhappy with your antidepressant? WebMD offers information about types of antidepressants, their effectiveness, and their side effects.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Postpartum Depression
Many new moms get the “baby blues,” but postpartum depression is more serious. Our slideshow covers the symptoms, treatments, and ways to feel better from postpartum depression.
Slideshow: Physical Symptoms of Depression
Does your depression make you hurt? See the physical symptoms of depression -- like sleep problems, chest pain, fatigue, and headaches.