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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 - Treatment Overview

      Depression can be treated in various ways. Counseling,psychotherapy,and antidepressant medicines may all be used. Lifestyle changes,such as getting more exercise,also may help. Your doctor or mental health professional will help you find the best treatment. For severe depression,a very small number of people may need to stay in a hospital for a short time,especially if they are thinking ...

    3. Depression in Children and Teens - Cause

      Depression is a disease. It is not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw. When you have depression,chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters are out of balance. Most experts believe a combination of family history (your genes ) and stressful life events may cause depression. Genes: Your chance of having a bout of depression is greater if other family members have had ...

    4. Tricyclic Antidepressants for Postpartum Depression

      Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for postpartum depression.

    5. Depression: Dealing With Medicine Side Effects

      Side effects are a common problem for people who take antidepressants. If you are bothered by side effects, reading this information can help you learn to manage these problems.

    6. Depression in Children and Teens - 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 ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. Postpartum Depression - Health Tools

      This health tool can help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding post-partum depression.

    9. 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 ...

    10. Sexual Problems and Depression

      Depression and sexual dysfunction often go hand in hand -- and antidepressants may worsen the dysfunction. WebMD tells you more.

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