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.
Depression and Suicide: Recognizing the Signs
People who are severely depressed may be at risk of suicide. Learn the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to prevent it.
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.
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.
WebMD looks at depression symptoms and diagnosis so you can learn how to recognize depression in yourself and others.
Depression: Treating Depression With Medication
Learn more about treating depression with antidepressants and how your doctor can choose the right one for you.
High-Tech Treatments for Depression
Researchers are constantly working on new treatments for chronic, treatment-resistant depression. WebMD talks about the latest high-tech treatments for depression.
What Is Depression?
WebMD explains how to spot signs of clinical depression, from feelings of worthlessness to impaired concentration and fatigue.
When a Loved One Has Depression
Coping with depression is difficult for the person who is depressed as well as their family and friends. Learn more about how to help a loved one that suffers from depression.
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.