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    Medical Reference Related to Depression

    1. Postpartum Depression - When To Call a Doctor

      Call 911 or other emergency services if you think you cannot keep from harming yourself, your baby, or another person. Never hesitate to get help for postpartum depression.

    2. Feeling Depressed - 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.

    3. Depression in Children and Teens - When to Call a Doctor

      Call or the national suicide hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or other emergency services if you (or someone you care about who has depression ): Plan to harm yourself or others. Talk,write,read,or draw about death,including writing suicide notes and talking about items that can harm you,such as pills,guns,or knives. Buy guns or bullets,stockpile medicines,or take other action ...

    4. 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.

    5. 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 ...

    6. Postpartum Depression - Prevention

      Although you can't prevent the postpartum hormone changes that cause postpartum blues, you can take steps to prevent ongoing postpartum depression.

    7. Depression in Children and Teens - What Increases Your Risk

      Several factors increase a young person's chance of developing depression, including having a parent or immediate family member who is depressed. This is the most important risk factor for depression in children.

    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 in Children and Teens - 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.Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed?

    10. Depression - Topic Overview

      What is depression in older adults? Depression is an illness that causes you to feel sad and hopeless much of the time. It is different from normal feelings of sadness,grief,or low energy. Some people think that depression is normal with age. But it's not. Older adults may go through major life changes or challenges that trigger depression. Such things as losing a spouse,living with a ...

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