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  1. Depression - Symptoms

    The symptoms of depression may be hard to notice at first. They can be different from person to person,and you may confuse them with just feeling "off" or "down." You also may confuse the symptoms with another health problem. The two most common symptoms of depression are: Feeling sad or hopeless nearly every day. Losing interest in or not getting pleasure from most daily activities,and you ...

  2. Depression - 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 ...

  3. Psychotherapy for Depression

    Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for clinical depression. Learn more from WebMD about how various forms of therapy work to help you gain new coping skills.

  4. Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Even if your depression does not seem to be responding to drug treatment, there are many other options to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Learn more from WebMD about various therapies available for treatment-resistant depression.

  5. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Major depression can be very difficult to treat. Here are 10 important questions to ask your doctor about treatment-resistant depression so you can work together to find the right treatment strategy.

  6. How Different Antidepressants Work

    If you have treatment-resistant depression, you might have already picked up some of the antidepressant drug lingo -- you know your SSRIs, your SNRIs and your MAOIs. But do you really know how these drugs help? Here's a general guide to antidepressants from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Caregiving: Stress And Depression

    Caregivers have a higher than normal rate of depression. Learn more about symptoms of major depressive disorder - and when to seek help - from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Meditation - Topic Overview

    Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life.

  9. SAM-e - 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.

  10. Light Therapy - 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

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