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  1. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Other Antidepressants for Depression

    Drug details for Atypical antidepressants for depression.

  5. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for Depression

    Drug details for Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression.

  6. Depression in Older Adults - Topic Overview

    What is depression in older adults? Depression is an illness that causes you to feel sad and hopeless much of the time. It is different from normal feelings of sadness,grief,or low energy. Some people think that depression is normal with age. But it's not. Older adults may go through major life changes or challenges that trigger depression. Such things as losing a spouse,living with a ...

  7. 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.

  8. Symptoms of Depression - Topic Overview

    You may be depressed if you have at least five of these symptoms for 2 weeks or longer,and one of the symptoms is either sadness or loss of interest. You feel sad or hopeless. You lose interest in or stop getting pleasure from most daily activities. You lose or gain a lot of weight because of changes in how hungry you feel. You sleep too much or too little. You feel restless and unable to ...

  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 - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Getting help for someone you think is depressed Supporting someone who has depression ...

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