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  1. Hypothyroidism and Depression

    Although hypothyroidism and depression are distinct diseases, they are interconnected in many people’s lives. Find out how.

  2. Teen depression

    Here’s information about teens and depression -- the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment -- that parents can use to help prevent serious problems.

  3. Depression Medications (Antidepressants)

    A list of depression medications (antidepressants).

  4. St. John's Wort - Topic Overview

    What is St. John's wort?St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a plant with yellow flowers that people in European countries have used for centuries to treat depression. In the United States, it is sold as a dietary supplement and can be found at health food stores and pharmacies. What is St. John's wort used for?St. John's wort is effective in the short - term treatment of mild to moderate ...

  5. SAM-e - Topic Overview

    SAM-e is a supplement used to help treat depression and other conditions such as OA and liver disease. Learn more from WebMD.

  6. Serotonin Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Taking certain medicines together can cause a serious but uncommon condition called serotonin syndrome. The problem can happen if you are taking a triptan,used for migraines,along with an antidepressant medicine such as an SSRI or an SNRI. SSRIs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,and SNRIs are selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome ...

  7. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) doesn't cure the seasonal depression, but it can help relieve your symptoms. Light therapy is the main treatment for SAD, and research is continuing to determine the most effective way to use it.

  8. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is very important in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

  9. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains seasonal affective disorder (SAD) including who gets it, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. Seasonal affective disorder is a seasonal depression that affects you during the same season each year.

  10. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Symptoms

    If you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), you will usually develop symptoms of depression during the winter when there is less daylight (October through April).

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