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.
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 ...
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Back
We've all experienced back pain from time to time, be it after sitting at the computer too long or after lifting a heavy object. But when the aches and spasms are vague -- and not related to any injury -- they may be symptoms of depression. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can affect your back.
Clinical depression can complicate serious health conditions such as heart disease or cancer and lead to problems with pain, sexual desire and performance, and sleep. Learn more from WebMD about the relationship between illness and depression.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Arms / Hands
Aches and pains in the arms and hands may be a symptom of depression rather than arthritis. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can affect your body.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Chest
Chest pain and a rapid heartbeat can be symptoms of lung or heart problems, even serious ones like a heart attack. But did you know they can also be symptoms of depression and anxiety? Learn more from WebMD about how depression and anxiety can affect your body.
Helping a Depressed Loved One
Helping a loved one cope with depression can be key to his or her recovery. But it isn't always going to be easy. WebMD offers tips for caregivers.
Not only is untreated clinical depression unhealthy, but it can rob you of your relationships and work life, and lead to illness and substance abuse. Learn more from WebMD about recognizing the symptoms of depression and getting the help you need.
Glossary of Depression Terms
WebMD provides definitions of terms related to depression.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Legs / Feet
When you're depressed, muscle aches can seem to come out of nowhere. WebMD explains how pain in your legs and feet that are not related to any known injury or strain may be related to your depression.