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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. Glossary of Depression Terms

    WebMD provides definitions of terms related to depression.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Depression Screening - Topic Overview

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all people,starting at age 12,be screened for depression. 2,1 Screening for depression helps find depression early. And early treatment may help you get better faster. Depression is a disease. It's not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw. When you have depression,chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters ...

  7. Depression in Children and Teens - Other Treatment

    Learn about professional counseling for childhood and adolescent depression.

  8. Depression in Children and Teens - Home Treatment

    You should do everything possible to provide a family environment for your child that is supportive and understanding. Love, understanding, and regular communication are some of the most important things you can provide to help your child cope with depres

  9. Depression in Children and Teens - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat depression in children and teens.

  10. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression in Children and Teens

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for childhood and adolescent depression.

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