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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. St. John's Wort - Topic Overview

    What is St. John's wort?St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a plant with yellow flowers that people in European countries have used for centuries to treat depression. In the United States, it is sold as a dietary supplement and can be found at health food stores and pharmacies. What is St. John's wort used for?St. John's wort is effective in the short - term treatment of mild to moderate ...

  9. Depression and Chronic Pain

    Can chronic pain cause clinical depression? Here’s information about how chronic pain and depression interact and the effect each one has on the other.

  10. Serotonin Syndrome - 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 ...

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