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  1. Depression and Suicide: Recognizing the Signs

    People who are severely depressed may be at risk of suicide. Learn the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to prevent it.

  2. 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.

  3. Mental Health: Depression

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

  4. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Depression

    Ten important questions to ask your doctor about depression.

  5. Mental Health: Depression in Children

    Childhood depression is different from the normal "blues" and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Learn more about what depression in children looks like.

  6. 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.

  7. Diagnosing Depression

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

  8. What Is Depression?

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

  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. 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.

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