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.
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.
Feeling Depressed-Check Your Symptoms
WebMD provides questions to check symptoms of depression. This may help you determine if your symptoms indicate seeing a doctor.
An Overview of Depression
WebMD provides an overview of depression types, their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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 ...
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: A Closer Look at Depression
What is depression? WebMD provides information on symptoms, tests, and treatments for many types of the disorder.
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.