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  1. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Depression

    Electroconvulsive therapy is often used effectively for depression that is hard to treat. WebMD discusses how it works and explains the side effects and risks.

  2. When Hospitalization Is Needed for Depression

    Sometimes with severe depression a hospital stay is necessary for safety or further care. WebMD talks about who might need this and why.

  3. Adjusting Your Life for Recovery From Depression

    There is a lot you can do on your own to help manage your depression. Here are suggestions for lifestyle changes that can make a difference in your recovery from depression.

  4. Depression: Treating Depression With Medication

    Learn more about treating depression with antidepressants and how your doctor can choose the right one for you.

  5. What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

    Depression is a mental illness that, if left untreated, can worsen, lasting for years and causing untold suffering, and possibly even result in suicide. WebMD helps you recognize the symptoms of depression.

  6. Childhood Depression

    Childhood depression is different from the normal "blues" and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Learn the signs of childhood depression and how it's treated.

  7. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Depression

    Ten important questions to ask your doctor about depression.

  8. Depression in Children

    Learn more from WebMD about recognizing and treating depression in children.

  9. Alternative Treatments for Depression

    Complementary and alternative approaches to depression include massage, acupuncture, yoga, and listening to music. Learn more from WebMD about the power of these practices to lift one's mood.

  10. St. John's Wort for Treating Depression

    Is St. John's wort a good alternative to antidepressants? Learn more from WebMD about the mood-boosting potential of this common herbal remedy.

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