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  1. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Major depression can be very difficult to treat. Here are 10 important questions to ask your doctor about treatment-resistant depression so you can work together to find the right treatment strategy.

  2. Caregiving: Stress And Depression

    Caregivers have a higher than normal rate of depression. Learn more about symptoms of major depressive disorder - and when to seek help - from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Meditation - Topic Overview

    Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life.

  4. Light Therapy - Topic Overview

    What is light therapy?Light therapy (phototherapy) is exposure to light that is brighter than indoor light but not as bright as direct sunlight. Do not use ultraviolet light, full - spectrum light, heat lamps, or tanning lamps for light therapy.Light therapy may help with depression and may help reset your "biological clock" (circadian rhythms), which controls sleeping and waking.Typically, you si

  5. Depression and Chronic Pain

    Can chronic pain cause clinical depression? Here’s information about how chronic pain and depression interact and the effect each one has on the other.

  6. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What does your score mean?

    The more symptoms of depression you have, the higher your score will be. Your score will appear as one of the following ranges: You are unlikely to be clinically depressed.You may be suffering from mild to moderate depression. You may be suffering from major depression. As with all screening tools, a higher score does not necessarily mean that you are depressed, and a lower score does not ...

  7. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What's next?

    If your symptoms include thoughts or plans involving harming yourself or another person, detachment from reality (psychosis), or excessive use of alcohol or drugs, contact your health professional for help right away. Many people with depression delay seeking medical advice and treatment because they believe depression is not serious or they think they can get through it, or even beat it, on ...

  8. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Risk of depression ...

  9. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What does this tool measure?

    WebMD's depression tool can help assess whether you have signs and symptoms of depression. This tool may help you find out whether you should see a doctor.

  10. Depression in Women

    Depression in women is common, especially during times of hormonal fluctuations. Learn more from WebMD about how depression in women is treated during various stages of her life.

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