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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. Depression In the Elderly

    Depression is common in elderly adults, but it isn't normal. Learn how to recognize depression in your aging loved one, and find out how it is treated.

  2. Diagnosing Depression

    WebMD looks at depression symptoms and diagnosis so you can learn how to recognize depression in yourself and others.

  3. What Is Depression?

    WebMD explains how to spot signs of clinical depression, from feelings of worthlessness to impaired concentration and fatigue.

  4. Depression: Depression Glossary

    A glossary of terms about depression.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Mental Health: Depression

    A comprehensive overview of depression, including the types as well as their diagnosis and treatment.

  8. Depression in Children

    WebMD helps you understand how to recognize and treat depression in children.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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