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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. 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 ...

  3. Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants for Depression

    WebMD explains how tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants balance certain brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that cause depression when out of balance.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression

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

  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 - Preparing For Your Appointment

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

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