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  1. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for Depression

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

  2. Depression: Taking Antidepressants Safely

    If your doctor has prescribed antidepressants, following these guidelines can reduce problems and help you get the most benefit from your medicine.

  3. 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.

  4. Depression in Older Adults - Topic Overview

    What is depression in older adults? Depression is an illness that causes you to feel sad and hopeless much of the time. It is different from normal feelings of sadness,grief,or low energy. Some people think that depression is normal with age. But it's not. Older adults may go through major life changes or challenges that trigger depression. Such things as losing a spouse,living with a ...

  5. 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

  6. Myths and Facts About Depression - Topic Overview

    People's ideas about depression have changed over the years. New technology and new research show that depression is a disease,just like asthma or heart failure. Here are some myths and facts about depression. Myth Fact "Depression isn't real." "It's something in your head." "It's being lazy." Depression is a disease of the brain. Experts believe that certain brain chemicals go out of ...

  7. Feeling Depressed - Topic Overview

    Everyday events and our reactions to them sometimes interfere with our sense of well - being and peace of mind. It is common to get the blues or become sad when disappointed.

  8. Feeling Depressed - Prevention

    Life is full of changes. Everyday events and our reactions to them sometimes interfere with our sense of well-being and peace of mind. While it is common to get the "blues" or to feel sad occasionally, you may be able to prevent feelings of depression.

  9. Feeling Depressed - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of depression.

  10. Feeling Depressed - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Feeling Depressed.

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