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    1. Feeling Depressed - Other Treatment

      Learn about professional counseling for childhood and adolescent depression.

    2. Feeling Depressed - Topic Overview

      SAM-e is a supplement used to help treat depression and other conditions such as OA and liver disease. Learn more from WebMD.

    3. Depression in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

      Depression may be diagnosed when you talk to your doctor about feeling sad or when your doctor asks you questions and discovers that you are feeling sad. You may be seeing your doctor because you feel sad or because you have another health problem or concern. If your doctor thinks you are depressed,he or she will ask you questions about your health and feelings. This is called a mental health ...

    4. Other Antidepressants for Depression

      Drug details for Atypical antidepressants for depression.

    5. Postpartum Depression - Cause

      Learn what causes postpartum depression.

    6. Feeling Depressed - Topic Overview

      The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all people,starting at age 12,be screened for depression. 2,1 Screening for depression helps find depression early. And early treatment may help you get better faster. Depression is a disease. It's not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw. When you have depression,chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters ...

    7. 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?

    8. St. John's Wort - 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 ...

    9. Postpartum Depression - Symptoms

      WebMD describes the symptoms of PPD, or postpartum depression, inlcuding the "baby blues" and postpartum psychosis.

    10. Postpartum Depression - What Happens

      This article describes the difference between the "baby blues" and postpartum depression. It also provides a brief description of postpartum psychosis.

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