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  1. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Risk of depression ...

  2. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What does this tool measure?

    WebMD's depression tool can help assess whether you have signs and symptoms of depression. This tool may help you find out whether you should see a doctor.

  3. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What does your score mean?

    The more symptoms of depression you have, the higher your score will be. Your score will appear as one of the following ranges: You are unlikely to be clinically depressed.You may be suffering from mild to moderate depression. You may be suffering from major depression. As with all screening tools, a higher score does not necessarily mean that you are depressed, and a lower score does not ...

  4. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What's next?

    If your symptoms include thoughts or plans involving harming yourself or another person, detachment from reality (psychosis), or excessive use of alcohol or drugs, contact your health professional for help right away. Many people with depression delay seeking medical advice and treatment because they believe depression is not serious or they think they can get through it, or even beat it, on ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Stomach

    Digestive problems, stomach pain, and appetite changes are common and can be caused by a number of things, including ulcers, reflux disease, stress, and even depression. WebMD explains how depression may affect your stomach.

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