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    1. Postpartum Depression - Treatment Overview

      The sooner treatment starts for postpartum depression, the better. Learn about postpartum depression treatment.

    2. Postpartum Depression - Prevention

      Although you can't prevent the postpartum hormone changes that cause postpartum blues, you can take steps to prevent ongoing postpartum depression.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Depression in Children and Teens - Other Treatment

      Other treatments for depression include brain stimulation and treatment with herbs or dietary supplements. Brain stimulation Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used to treat severe depression or depression that does not get better with medicine and counseling or therapy. In ECT,electricity is briefly sent to the brain through electrodes placed on your head. Studies have shown that ECT is ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Depression in Children and Teens - 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.

    8. Symptoms of Depression - 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. Depression: Helping Someone Get Treatment

    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: Taking Antidepressants Safely

      If your doctor has prescribed antidepressants, following these guidelines can reduce problems and help you get the most benefit from your medicine.

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