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    1. Depression in Children and Teens - Medications

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

    2. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Getting help for someone you think is depressed Supporting someone who has depression ...

    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. Depression in Children and Teens - Medicines

      Antidepressant medicines may improve or completely relieve the symptoms of depression. If you are mildly depressed,you may not have to take them,but most people with moderate or severe depression need medicine. Antidepressant medicines work in different ways. No antidepressant works better than another,but different ones work better or worse for different people. The side effects of ...

    5. Depression in Children and Teens - 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 ...

    6. Postpartum Depression - Medications

      Antidepressants are commonly used to treat postpartum depression (PPD), usually in combination with counseling and support.

    7. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I stop taking my depression medicine? Should I take antidepressants while I'm pregnant? Should I take medications to treat depression? Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing ...

    8. Postpartum Depression - Other Treatment

      Read about counseling (including cognitive-behavioral therapy and intrapersonal counseling) and alternative therapies for postpartum depression.

    9. Depression in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

      You may be depressed if you have at least five of these symptoms for 2 weeks or longer,and one of the symptoms is either sadness or loss of interest. You feel sad or hopeless. You lose interest in or stop getting pleasure from most daily activities. You lose or gain a lot of weight because of changes in how hungry you feel. You sleep too much or too little. You feel restless and unable to ...

    10. Depression in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

      WebMD explains what childhood or adolescent depresion is, who gets it, symptoms to watch for, and how to help your child treat his or her depression.

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