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    1. What are some basic facts about depression in men?

      What are some basic facts about depression in men?

    2. What is dysthymia?

      What is dysthymia?

    3. Can depression be inherited?

      Can depression be inherited?

    4. Can sleep problems be a symptom of depression?

      Can sleep problems be a symptom of depression?

    5. What Is Serotonin Syndrome?

      WebMD explains serotonin syndrome, a potentially fatal condition, including causes, symptoms, and treatment.

    6. 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 ...

    7. Depression: Taking Antidepressants Safely

      If your doctor has prescribed antidepressants, following these guidelines can reduce problems and help you get the most benefit from your medicine.

    8. Depression in Children and Teens - Other 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 ...

    9. Depression - 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 ...

    10. Depression in Children and Teens - What Happens

      Depression is different for everyone. For some people,a bout of depression begins with symptoms of anxiety (such as worrying a lot),sadness,or lack of energy. This may go on for days or months before you or others think you are depressed. And other people may feel depressed suddenly. This may happen after a big change in life,such as the loss of a loved one or a serious accident. It's ...

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