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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. When Hospitalization Is Needed for Depression

    Sometimes with severe depression a hospital stay is necessary for safety or further care. WebMD talks about who might need this and why.

  2. Depression: Depression Glossary

    A glossary of terms about depression.

  3. Diagnosing Depression

    WebMD looks at depression symptoms and diagnosis so you can learn how to recognize depression in yourself and others.

  4. Sleep Disorders: Sleep Problems Linked to Depression

    An inability to sleep, or insomnia, is one of the signs of depression. Learn the symptoms and how you can cope with your sleepless nights.

  5. What Is Depression?

    WebMD explains how to spot signs of clinical depression, from feelings of worthlessness to impaired concentration and fatigue.

  6. Depression In the Elderly

    Depression is common in elderly adults, but it isn't normal. Learn how to recognize depression in your aging loved one, and find out how it is treated.

  7. What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

    Depression is a mental illness that, if left untreated, can worsen, lasting for years and causing untold suffering, and possibly even result in suicide. WebMD helps you recognize the symptoms of depression.

  8. Depression and Suicide: Recognizing the Signs

    People who are severely depressed may be at risk of suicide. Learn the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to prevent it.

  9. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) for Depression

    Vagus Nerve Stimulation is a treatment for chronic depression. WebMD provides information on what it how it works and explains the risks and benefits.

  10. Depression in Children

    Learn more from WebMD about recognizing and treating depression in children.

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