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  1. Common Causes of Depression

    In many cases, depression has multiple causes. It often results from a mix of biology, psychology, and stressful or traumatic events. Learn more here.

  2. Treatments for Depression

    More than 80% of people who get treatment for depression say that it helps them feel better. And you have a number of excellent treatments to choose from.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Depression and Your First Therapy Session

    If you have depression, your first therapy session can make you nervous. This information can help you prepare for your appointment.

  5. Health Care Providers That Treat Depression

    The first step in treating depression is recognizing that you are depressed. The second step is seeking help. WebMD tells you where and who can go to for help.

  6. Psychotic Depression

    Psychotic depression is a very serious mood disorder that requires hospitalization. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of psychotic depression.

  7. Drugs That Cause Depression

    If you're feeling depressed or manic, it could be due to a drug you're taking. Find out more about medications that can cause depression or mania.

  8. Treatment-Resistant Depression Care

    WebMD explains the possible medications and therapies used for treatment-resistant depression, including ECT, lithium, and antidepressants.

  9. Symptoms of Depression

    Do you know the symptoms of depression? Find out more.

  10. Sleep and Depression

    Learn how depression can affect your sleep and vice versa.

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