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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Depression in Children and Teens - Prevention

    It is difficult to prevent a first episode of depression, but it may be possible to prevent or reduce the severity of future episodes of depression (relapses). There is some evidence that if a child receives cognitive - behavioral therapy (CBT) in a group

  7. Depression in Children and Teens - What Increases Your Risk

    Several factors increase a young person's chance of developing depression, including having a parent or immediate family member who is depressed. This is the most important risk factor for depression in children.

  8. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

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

  9. Depression in Children and Teens - When To Call a Doctor

    For a depressed child, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if your child makes threats or attempts to harm himself or herself or another person, shows other warning signs of suicide, hears voices (has auditory hallucinations), or feels he or

  10. Family Therapy for Depression in Children - Topic Overview

    Sometimes depression in children and teens may be triggered by or result in conflict within the family. Family conflict can trigger depression symptoms or make them worse. And family therapy aimed at correcting these issues can improve the outcome. But this type of counseling used alone has not been proved effective for treating depression in children and teens. Family therapy may be helpful ...

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