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Depression Health Center

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  1. Depression in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains what childhood or adolescent depresion is, who gets it, symptoms to watch for, and how to help your child treat his or her depression.

  2. Seasonal Affective Disorder: Using Light Therapy

    Key pointsBright light therapy is an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).1, 2Light therapy is easy and safe. It has few side effects and can be done at home.People who have eye problems or take medications that cause sensitivity to light should not use light therapy without first consulting a health professional. What is light therapy? Why is light therapy used to treat SAD?

  3. Postpartum Depression - Cause

    Learn what causes postpartum depression.

  4. Postpartum Depression - Home Treatment

    Postpartum depression is a medical condition, not a sign of weakness. Be honest with yourself and those who care about you. Tell them about your struggle. You, your health professional, and your friends and family can team up to treat your symptoms.

  5. Other Antidepressants for Depression

    Drug details for Atypical antidepressants for depression.

  6. Depression in Children and Teens - Therapy

    Counseling and psychotherapy are important parts of treatment for depression. You will work with a mental health professional such as a psychologist,licensed professional counselor,clinical social worker,or psychiatrist. Together,you will develop an action plan to treat your depression. The first step is finding a therapist you trust and feel comfortable with. The therapist also should ...

  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 - For Family and Friends

    If someone you care about is depressed,you may feel helpless. Maybe you're watching a once-active or happy person slide into inactivity or you're seeing a good friend lose interest in favorite activities. The change in your loved one's or friend's behavior may be so big that you feel you no longer know him or her. Here are some things you can do to help: Help the person get treatment or stay ...

  9. Depression in Children and Teens - Prevention

    Life is full of changes. Everyday events and our reactions to them sometimes interfere with our sense of well-being and peace of mind. While it is common to get the "blues" or to feel sad occasionally, you may be able to prevent feelings of depression.

  10. Depression: Supporting Someone Who Is Depressed

    If someone you care about has been diagnosed with depression,you may feel helpless. Maybe you're watching a once-vibrant person slide into inactivity or seeing a good friend lose interest in activities that he or she used to enjoy. The change in your loved one's or friend's behavior may be so great that you feel you no longer know him or her.

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