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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. Fears and Facts About Antidepressants

    From weight gain to lost sex drive, we’ve got the facts on common fears about antidepressants.

  2. Double Depression

    WebMD explains what double depression is, who is at risk, and how it's treated.

  3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

    WebMD explains why cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) might be used to treat depression, how this approach works, and what to expect in sessions.

  4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Postpartum Depression

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

  5. Tricyclic Antidepressants for Postpartum Depression

    Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants for postpartum depression.

  6. Depression Resources

    Depression resources and links to depression information.

  7. Psychotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Psychotherapy may be effective for people who have severe pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Psychotherapy involves talking with a mental health professional about emotional and psychological problems that may trigger symptoms of IBS. Religious or spiritual advisers may offer similar help. Family therapy and support groups also may help in the treatment of IBS. Psychological ...

  8. Antidiarrheals for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Antidiarrheal medicines,such as diphenoxylate (such as Lomotil) and loperamide (such as Imodium),slow intestinal movements. This allows stool to stay in the intestine longer,allowing more water to be absorbed,which makes the stool formed rather than watery when it is passed. Antidiarrheals can help with diarrhea in IBS. 1 Diphenoxylate may cause dry skin,itching,dizziness,drowsiness,...

  9. Antidepressants for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Antidepressants are used to treat depression,anxiety,or both by correcting imbalances in brain chemistry. For people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),doses much lower than those usually used to treat depression can help relieve symptoms of IBS such as pain,bloating,and feeling like you are unable to pass a stool. 1 They may be used to treat chronic,unremitting abdominal pain that ...

  10. Coping With Chronic Illnesses and Depression

    Can depression be caused by chronic illness? Most certainly. Learn how chronic illness can lead to depression and which types of illness are most likely to do so.

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