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    1. 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 ...

    2. Depression in Children and Teens - 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 ...

    3. Depression - Prevention

      There is little research on whether you can prevent a first bout of depression. But several studies suggest that exercise may help prevent a first bout of depression. 6,7 Exercise also may help prevent depression from coming back ( relapse ) and may improve symptoms of mild depression. 6,7 If you worry about getting depression,talk to your doctor. Regular screening for depression helps ...

    4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression in Children and Teens

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

    5. Depression in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

      Sometimes depression in children and teens may be triggered by or result in conflict within the family. Family conflict can trigger depression symptoms or make them worse. And family therapy aimed at correcting these issues can improve the outcome. But this type of counseling used alone has not been proved effective for treating depression in children and teens. Family therapy may be helpful ...

    6. Depression in Children and Teens - When To Call a Doctor

      For a depressed child, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if your child makes threats or attempts to harm himself or herself or another person, shows other warning signs of suicide, hears voices (has auditory hallucinations), or feels he or

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. Postpartum Depression - Medications

      Antidepressants are commonly used to treat postpartum depression (PPD), usually in combination with counseling and support.

    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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