Myths and Facts About Depression - Topic Overview
People's ideas about depression have changed over the years. New technology and new research show that depression is a disease,just like asthma or heart failure. Here are some myths and facts about depression. Myth Fact "Depression isn't real." "It's something in your head." "It's being lazy." Depression is a disease of the brain. Experts believe that certain brain chemicals go out of ...
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for Depression
Drug details for Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression
Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression.
Other Antidepressants for Depression
Drug details for Atypical antidepressants for depression.
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.
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
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 ...
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.
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.
Feeling Depressed - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Feeling Depressed.