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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. Common Causes of Depression

    In many cases, depression has multiple causes. It often results from a mix of biology, psychology, and stressful or traumatic events. Learn more here.

  2. Depression: Spot the Emotional Symptoms

    Depression is a serious illness. It can skew your view of the world, making everything seem hopeless. Learn more about the emotional symptoms of depression here.

  3. Treatments for Depression

    More than 80% of people who get treatment for depression say that it helps them feel better. And you have a number of excellent treatments to choose from.

  4. Alcohol and Depression

    WebMD investigates whether there is a link between alcohol and depression, and explains how you can avoid worsening either depression or a drinking problem.

  5. Grief and Depression

    Grief and depression is normal when experiencing a loss. Here are signs it may be time to talk to a doctor.

  6. Depression in Special Situations

    The nature of depression can vary from situation to situation. Signs, symptoms, even the way it's treated may depend on your sex, age, or other variables.

  7. Are You at Risk for Depression?

    Are you at risk for clinical depression? Read this list of risk factors.

  8. Questions and Answers About Winter Depression

    If your mood worsens when winter approaches, you could have seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

  9. 12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Depression

    These questions cover issues you might want to discuss with your doctor if you've been diagnosed with depression.

  10. The Link Between Depression and Pain

    What's the connection between pain and depression? Research shows that the two share common chemical pathways. Learn more.

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