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  1. Meditation - Topic Overview

    Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life.

  2. Depression and Chronic Pain

    Can chronic pain cause clinical depression? Here’s information about how chronic pain and depression interact and the effect each one has on the other.

  3. Serotonin Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Taking certain medicines together can cause a serious but uncommon condition called serotonin syndrome. The problem can happen if you are taking a triptan,used for migraines,along with an antidepressant medicine such as an SSRI or an SNRI. SSRIs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,and SNRIs are selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome ...

  4. Helping a Depressed Loved One

    Helping a loved one cope with depression can be key to his or her recovery. But it isn't always going to be easy. WebMD offers tips for caregivers.

  5. Depression in Women

    Depression in women is common, especially during times of hormonal fluctuations. Learn more from WebMD about how depression in women is treated during various stages of her life.

  6. WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Arms / Hands

    Aches and pains in the arms and hands may be a symptom of depression rather than arthritis. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can affect your body.

  7. Untreated Depression

    Not only is untreated clinical depression unhealthy, but it can rob you of your relationships and work life, and lead to illness and substance abuse. Learn more from WebMD about recognizing the symptoms of depression and getting the help you need.

  8. WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Chest

    Chest pain and a rapid heartbeat can be symptoms of lung or heart problems, even serious ones like a heart attack. But did you know they can also be symptoms of depression and anxiety? Learn more from WebMD about how depression and anxiety can affect your body.

  9. WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Head / Neck

    Headaches, neck aches, and dizziness can have many causes, including stress, tension, and medical conditions. They also can be physical symptoms of depression. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can be felt throughout the body.

  10. WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Stomach

    Digestive problems, stomach pain, and appetite changes are common and can be caused by a number of things, including ulcers, reflux disease, stress, and even depression. WebMD explains how depression may affect your stomach.

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