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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. Depression in Special Situations

    The nature of depression can vary from situation to situation. Signs, symptoms, even the way it's treated may depend on your sex, age, or other variables.

  2. Depression, the Thyroid, and Hormones

    WebMD looks at the connection between depression, the thyroid gland, and other hormonal conditions. Find out what causes thyroid-related depression and how it’s treated.

  3. The Link Between Depression and Pain

    What's the connection between pain and depression? Research shows that the two share common chemical pathways. Learn more.

  4. 12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Depression

    These questions cover issues you might want to discuss with your doctor if you've been diagnosed with depression.

  5. Are You at Risk for Depression?

    Are you at risk for clinical depression? Read this list of risk factors.

  6. Questions and Answers About Winter Depression

    If your mood worsens when winter approaches, you could have seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

  7. Antidepressants: Myths and Facts About SSRIs

    Millions of Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions that are treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Learn more about the myths and facts of these widely used drugs.

  8. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Postpartum Depression

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for postpartum depression.

  9. Tricyclic Antidepressants for Postpartum Depression

    Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for postpartum depression.

  10. Antidepressants for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Antidepressants are used to treat depression,anxiety,or both by correcting imbalances in brain chemistry. For people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),doses much lower than those usually used to treat depression can help relieve symptoms of IBS such as pain,bloating,and feeling like you are unable to pass a stool. 1 They may be used to treat chronic,unremitting abdominal pain that ...

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