WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Arms / Hands
Aches and pains in the arms and hands may be a symptom of depression rather than arthritis. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can affect your body.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Stomach
Digestive problems, stomach pain, and appetite changes are common and can be caused by a number of things, including ulcers, reflux disease, stress, and even depression. WebMD explains how depression may affect your stomach.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Chest
Chest pain and a rapid heartbeat can be symptoms of lung or heart problems, even serious ones like a heart attack. But did you know they can also be symptoms of depression and anxiety? Learn more from WebMD about how depression and anxiety can affect your body.
Helping a Depressed Loved One
Helping a loved one cope with depression can be key to his or her recovery. But it isn't always going to be easy. WebMD offers tips for caregivers.
Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding childhood depression.
Family Therapy for Depression in Children - Topic Overview
Sometimes depression in children and teens may be triggered by or result in conflict within the family. Family conflict can trigger depression symptoms or make them worse. And family therapy aimed at correcting these issues can improve the outcome. But this type of counseling used alone has not been proved effective for treating depression in children and teens. Family therapy may be helpful ...
Depression Screening - Topic Overview
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all people,starting at age 12,be screened for depression. 2,1 Screening for depression helps find depression early. And early treatment may help you get better faster. Depression is a disease. It's not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw. When you have depression,chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters ...
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression in Children and Teens
Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for childhood and adolescent depression.
MAOIs for Depression in Children and Teens
Seasonal Affective Disorder: Using Light Therapy
Key pointsBright light therapy is an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).1, 2Light therapy is easy and safe. It has few side effects and can be done at home.People who have eye problems or take medications that cause sensitivity to light should not use light therapy without first consulting a health professional. What is light therapy? Why is light therapy used to treat SAD?