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  1. Depression: Offering Support

    Trying to offer support to a friend or loved one with depression can be hard. Here are some suggestions about what to do -- and what not to do.

  2. Depression - 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 ...

  3. Psychotherapy for Depression

    Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for clinical depression. Learn more from WebMD about how various forms of therapy work to help you gain new coping skills.

  4. Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Even if your depression does not seem to be responding to drug treatment, there are many other options to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Learn more from WebMD about various therapies available for treatment-resistant depression.

  5. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Major depression can be very difficult to treat. Here are 10 important questions to ask your doctor about treatment-resistant depression so you can work together to find the right treatment strategy.

  6. How Different Antidepressants Work

    If you have treatment-resistant depression, you might have already picked up some of the antidepressant drug lingo -- you know your SSRIs, your SNRIs and your MAOIs. But do you really know how these drugs help? Here's a general guide to antidepressants from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Caregiving: Stress And Depression

    Caregivers have a higher than normal rate of depression. Learn more about symptoms of major depressive disorder - and when to seek help - from the experts at WebMD.

  8. SAM-e - Topic Overview

    SAM-e is a supplement used to help treat depression and other conditions such as OA and liver disease. Learn more from WebMD.

  9. Light Therapy - Topic Overview

    What is light therapy?Light therapy (phototherapy) is exposure to light that is brighter than indoor light but not as bright as direct sunlight. Do not use ultraviolet light, full - spectrum light, heat lamps, or tanning lamps for light therapy.Light therapy may help with depression and may help reset your "biological clock" (circadian rhythms), which controls sleeping and waking.Typically, you si

  10. St. John's Wort - Topic Overview

    What is St. John's wort?St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a plant with yellow flowers that people in European countries have used for centuries to treat depression. In the United States, it is sold as a dietary supplement and can be found at health food stores and pharmacies. What is St. John's wort used for?St. John's wort is effective in the short - term treatment of mild to moderate ...

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