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  1. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression in Children and Teens

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for childhood and adolescent depression.

  2. Depression in Children and Teens - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for depression in young people is similar to treatment for depression in adults and includes counseling and medications.

  3. Depression Resources

    There’s a wealth of information about depression on the Internet. Here, WebMD doctors have selected the finest professional organizations that can help people gain a better understanding of living with depression and other mental health conditions.

  4. Depression and Diet

    While science hasn't discovered a dietary cure for depression, research shows that eating nutrient-rich foods and getting sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals may help your mood. Learn more from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Seasonal Affective Disorder: Using Light Therapy

    Key pointsBright light therapy is an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).1, 2Light therapy is easy and safe. It has few side effects and can be done at home.People who have eye problems or take medications that cause sensitivity to light should not use light therapy without first consulting a health professional. What is light therapy? Why is light therapy used to treat SAD?

  6. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for Depression

    Drug details for Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression.

  7. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure used to treat severe depression. It may be used in people with symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, or suicidal thoughts or when other treatments such as psychotherapy and antidepressant medications have not worked. It is also used for other psychiatric and neurological conditions, such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. Before ECT, yo

  8. Symptoms of Depression - 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 ...

  9. Depression: Helping Someone Get Treatment

    Your loved one or friend doesn't seem the same. You thought it was the blues,but it's been going on for weeks. And it seems much worse than that. Is your friend grieving over something? Or could it be depression ? If you want to learn more about grieving,see the topic Grief and Grieving. But if you think someone close to you is depressed,urge him or her to see a doctor. This Actionset ...

  10. Other Antidepressants for Depression

    Drug details for Atypical antidepressants for depression.

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