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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Mental Health: Depression

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

  4. Sleep Disorders: Sleep Problems Linked to Depression

    An inability to sleep, or insomnia, is one of the signs of depression. Learn the symptoms and how you can cope with your sleepless nights.

  5. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) for Depression

    Vagus Nerve Stimulation is a treatment for chronic depression. WebMD provides information on what it how it works and explains the risks and benefits.

  6. 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.

  7. Depression In the Elderly

    Depression is common in elderly adults, but it isn't normal. Learn how to recognize depression in your aging loved one, and find out how it is treated.

  8. When a Loved One Has Depression

    Coping with depression is difficult for the person who is depressed as well as their family and friends. Learn more about how to help a loved one that suffers from depression.

  9. Depression: Depression Glossary

    A glossary of terms about depression.

  10. 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.

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