What Is Depression?
WebMD explains how to spot signs of clinical depression, from feelings of worthlessness to impaired concentration and fatigue.
Depression in Children
WebMD helps you understand how to recognize and treat depression in children.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Depression
Electroconvulsive therapy is often used effectively for depression that is hard to treat. WebMD discusses how it works and explains the side effects and risks.
Mental Health: Depression in Children
Childhood depression is different from the normal "blues" and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Learn more about what depression in children looks like.
10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Depression
Ten important questions to ask your doctor about depression.
WebMD looks at depression symptoms and diagnosis so you can learn how to recognize depression in yourself and others.
Depression: Depression Glossary
A glossary of terms about depression.
Adjusting Your Life for Recovery From Depression
There is a lot you can do on your own to help manage your depression. Here are suggestions for lifestyle changes that can make a difference in your recovery from depression.
What Are the Symptoms of Depression?
Depression is a mental illness that, if left untreated, can worsen, lasting for years and causing untold suffering, and possibly even result in suicide. WebMD helps you recognize the symptoms of depression.
When Hospitalization Is Needed for Depression
Sometimes with severe depression a hospital stay is necessary for safety or further care. WebMD talks about who might need this and why.