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Depression Health Center

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  1. Depression in Children and Teens - What Increases Your Risk?

    Experts don't know why some people get depression and others don't. But certain things make you likely to get depression. These are called risk factors. Important risk factors for depression include: Having a father,mother,brother,or sister who has had depression. Having had depression before. Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One-time stressful events,such as the death of a ...

  2. Depression in Children and Teens - Prevention

    There is little research on whether you can prevent a first bout of depression. But several studies suggest that exercise may help prevent a first bout of depression. 6,7 Exercise also may help prevent depression from coming back ( relapse ) and may improve symptoms of mild depression. 6,7 If you worry about getting depression,talk to your doctor. Regular screening for depression helps ...

  3. Depression in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

    Depression may be diagnosed when you talk to your doctor about feeling sad or when your doctor asks you questions and discovers that you are feeling sad. You may be seeing your doctor because you feel sad or because you have another health problem or concern. If your doctor thinks you are depressed,he or she will ask you questions about your health and feelings. This is called a mental health ...

  4. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Supporting Someone Who Is Depressed

  5. Postpartum Depression - What Happens

    This article describes the difference between the "baby blues" and postpartum depression. It also provides a brief description of postpartum psychosis.

  6. Depression in Children and Teens - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Feeling Depressed.

  7. Depression in Children and Teens - Cause

    Learn about depression in childhood and adolescence and what causes it.

  8. Depression: Stop Negative Thoughts

    Depression is an illness that makes a person feel sad and hopeless much of the time. It's different than feeling a little sad or down. Depression can be treated with counseling or medicine,or both. Positive thinking also can help prevent or control depression. If you have thoughts of harming yourself or others,you need to see your doctor or therapist right away. Positive thinking can help ...

  9. Depression in Children and Teens - When To Call a Doctor

    For a depressed child, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if your child makes threats or attempts to harm himself or herself or another person, shows other warning signs of suicide, hears voices (has auditory hallucinations), or feels he or

  10. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I stop taking my depression medicine? Should I take antidepressants while I'm pregnant? Should I take medications to treat depression? Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing ...

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