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    1. Depression in Children and Teens - What Happens

      Depression is different for everyone. For some people,a bout of depression begins with symptoms of anxiety (such as worrying a lot),sadness,or lack of energy. This may go on for days or months before you or others think you are depressed. And other people may feel depressed suddenly. This may happen after a big change in life,such as the loss of a loved one or a serious accident. It's ...

    2. Depression in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

      Your doctor or another health professional will evaluate and diagnose depression in your child by asking questions about your child's medical history and conducting tests to determine if symptoms are caused by something other than depression. Your child m

    3. Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants for Depression

      WebMD explains how tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants balance certain brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that cause depression when out of balance.

    4. Postpartum Depression - When To Call a Doctor

      Call 911 or other emergency services if you think you cannot keep from harming yourself, your baby, or another person. Never hesitate to get help for postpartum depression.

    5. Depression - Prevention

      Life is full of changes. Everyday events and our reactions to them sometimes interfere with our sense of well-being and peace of mind. While it is common to get the "blues" or to feel sad occasionally, you may be able to prevent feelings of 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 - Living With Depression

      When you're going through depression,you can't just shake if off. You might have a couple of good days followed by a bad day or a string of bad days. And you don't know how long it will last. Depression is not like the flu or a sprained ankle,where your doctor can tell you about how long it will take to get better. When you're getting better,many experts call it recovery. Recovery is ...

    8. Depression in Children and Teens - For Family and Friends

      If someone you care about is depressed,you may feel helpless. Maybe you're watching a once-active or happy person slide into inactivity or you're seeing a good friend lose interest in favorite activities. The change in your loved one's or friend's behavior may be so big that you feel you no longer know him or her. Here are some things you can do to help: Help the person get treatment or stay ...

    9. Depression in Children and Teens - Symptoms

      Depression in a child or teen may occur suddenly or develop gradually. Your child may seem more irritable than sad or may feel bored or hopeless. It is common for others to notice that a depressed child's body movements are slow, restless, or agitated.

    10. 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,

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