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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Head / Neck

    Headaches, neck aches, and dizziness can have many causes, including stress, tension, and medical conditions. They also can be physical symptoms of depression. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can be felt throughout the body.

  6. Depression in Women

    Depression in women is common, especially during times of hormonal fluctuations. Learn more from WebMD about how depression in women is treated during various stages of her life.

  7. Untreated Depression

    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.

  8. Glossary of Depression Terms

    WebMD provides definitions of terms related to depression.

  9. Depression Complications

    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.

  10. 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.

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