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    1. What is dysthymia?

      What is dysthymia?

    2. Can depression be inherited?

      Can depression be inherited?

    3. What is depression?

      What is depression?

    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 - Topic Overview

      What is light therapy?Light therapy (phototherapy) is exposure to light that is brighter than indoor light but not as bright as direct sunlight. Do not use ultraviolet light, full - spectrum light, heat lamps, or tanning lamps for light therapy.Light therapy may help with depression and may help reset your "biological clock" (circadian rhythms), which controls sleeping and waking.Typically, you si

    7. Depression in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

      Taking certain medicines together can cause a serious but uncommon condition called serotonin syndrome. The problem can happen if you are taking a triptan,used for migraines,along with an antidepressant medicine such as an SSRI or an SNRI. SSRIs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,and SNRIs are selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome ...

    8. Symptoms of Depression - 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?

    9. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression

      Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression.

    10. 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?

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