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    1. 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 ...

    2. St. John's Wort - Home Treatment

      Information on home treatment of depression.

    3. Postpartum Depression - Health Tools

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

    4. Depression in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

      Depression may be diagnosed when you talk to your doctor about feeling sad or when your doctor asks you questions and discovers that you are feeling sad. You may be seeing your doctor because you feel sad or because you have another health problem or concern. If your doctor thinks you are depressed,he or she will ask you questions about your health and feelings. This is called a mental health ...

    5. Postpartum Depression - What Increases Your Risk

      Every woman is at risk for temporary "postpartum blues" during the first two weeks after childbirth, because of sudden hormone changes and the challenges of caring for a newborn.

    6. Depression in Children and Teens - Check Your Symptoms

      WebMD provides questions to check symptoms of depression. This may help you determine if your symptoms indicate seeing a doctor.

    7. Depression in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

      Your doctor or another health professional will evaluate and diagnose depression in your child by asking questions about your child's medical history and conducting tests to determine if symptoms are caused by something other than depression. Your child m

    8. Depression: Stop Negative Thoughts

      Depression is an illness that makes a person feel sad and hopeless much of the time. It's different than feeling a little sad or down. Depression can be treated with counseling or medicine,or both. Positive thinking also can help prevent or control depression. If you have thoughts of harming yourself or others,you need to see your doctor or therapist right away. Positive thinking can help ...

    9. Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants for Depression

      WebMD explains how tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants balance certain brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that cause depression when out of balance.

    10. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Postpartum Depression

      Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for postpartum depression.

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