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    Medical Reference Related to Depression

    1. Alternative Treatments for Depression

      Complementary and alternative approaches to depression include massage, acupuncture, yoga, and listening to music. Learn more from WebMD about the power of these practices to lift one's mood.

    2. Depression Glossary

      For simple depression definitions and explanations of treatments, see this depression glossary.

    3. The Link Between Depression and Other Mental Illnesses

      WebMD explains depression's link to anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other mental illnesses.

    4. Atypical Depression

      WebMD explains atypical depression -- a type of depression that can be difficult to treat. Find out what causes it, how it's diagnosed, and what can be done about it.

    5. Coping With Side Effects of Antidepressants

      People with depression often stop medication because of side effects. But antidepressants can be key to recovery, and WebMD offers tips to reduce side effects.

    6. After Depression: Working on Your Relationships

      During recovery from depression, you need to reconnect with loved ones. WebMD offers tips on repairing relationships that may have suffered.

    7. Maintenance Medications for Depression

      Like other chronic illnesses, depression requires that you stay on certain medications to reduce the risk of relapse. WebMD explains newer and older antidepressants that are prescribed as "maintenance" drugs.

    8. Bipolar Disorder

      Get the basics about bipolar disorder -- including causes, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment -- from the experts at WebMD.

    9. Relaxation Exercises for Depression Recovery

      It's important to take time to relax when you are recovering from depression. WebMD offers tips on finding the right relaxation method for you.

    10. Holiday Depression and Stress

      For many people, the holiday season is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety. WebMD offers tips for avoiding holiday depression.

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