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    1. Depression in Children and Teens - 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

    2. Symptoms of Depression - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Supporting Someone Who Is Depressed

    3. Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression

      If you have the "baby blues" after childbirth, you're not alone-about half of women have temporary mild depression after having a baby. 1 However unsettling, a certain amount of insomnia, irritability, tears, overwhelmed feelings, and mood swings are normal. Baby blues usually peak around the fourth postpartum day and subside in less than 2 weeks, when hormonal changes have settled down. However,

    4. 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.

    5. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Getting help for someone you think is depressed Supporting someone who has depression ...

    6. Postpartum Depression - What Happens

      This article describes the difference between the "baby blues" and postpartum depression. It also provides a brief description of postpartum psychosis.

    7. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

      This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding childhood depression.

    8. Depression in Children and Teens - Preparing For Your Appointment

      A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Feeling Depressed.

    9. Depression in Children and Teens - Therapy

      Counseling and psychotherapy are important parts of treatment for depression. You will work with a mental health professional such as a psychologist,licensed professional counselor,clinical social worker,or psychiatrist. Together,you will develop an action plan to treat your depression. The first step is finding a therapist you trust and feel comfortable with. The therapist also should ...

    10. Depression in Children and Teens - 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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