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  1. 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.

  2. Talk to Others About Depression - Topic Overview

    Depression is a medical problem,and you have the right to keep it private. But if it harms your relationships,it may help to talk to your partner,friends,or children about it. Talking to your partner or friends Explain depression to your partner or friends. Be honest about it. Tell them it's a health problem,and that you are being treated. Tell them how it makes you feel. Help them ...

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Depression: Supporting Someone Who Is Depressed

    If someone you care about has been diagnosed with depression,you may feel helpless. Maybe you're watching a once-vibrant person slide into inactivity or seeing a good friend lose interest in activities that he or she used to enjoy. The change in your loved one's or friend's behavior may be so great that you feel you no longer know him or her.

  6. Feeling Depressed - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of depression.

  7. 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.

  8. Feeling Depressed - Preparing For Your Appointment

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

  9. Feeling Depressed - Check Your Symptoms

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

  10. 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.

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