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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

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

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

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

  8. Depression in Children and Teens - Cause

    Learn about depression in childhood and adolescence and what causes it.

  9. 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

  10. Depression in Children and Teens - Other Treatment

    Learn about professional counseling for childhood and adolescent depression.

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