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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. Psychotherapy to Treat Depression

    Psychotherapy for depression treatment involves a variety of techniques but focuses on talking with a trained professional. Learn more about how this type of therapy works.

  2. Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Depression Treatments

    For serious depression that does not respond to traditional medications, there are other therapies that may help. WebMD explains electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and alternative therapies for depression.

  3. WebMD Guide: Treatment-Resistant Depression

    WebMD looks at some potential causes of treatment-resistant depression.

  4. Understanding Depression Disguises

    WebMD explains how depression can look like something other than it is - and how to recognize symptoms in yourself.

  5. Depression: Where to Seek Care

    WebMD tells you how to find a health care provider to treat depression.

  6. How Depression Affects Your Body

    Depression is an emotional and physical disorder. WebMD explains how depression raises your risk for other diseases.

  7. Depression Relapse: What to Do First

    Depression usually recurs over a lifetime. WebMD explains how recurrences and relapses are treated.

  8. Chronic Pain and Depression: Managing Pain When You're Depressed

    Depression can magnify pain and make it harder to cope. The good news is that effective treatments can relieve depression and make chronic pain more tolerable. Learn more from WebMD.

  9. Warning Signs of Severe Depression

    What are the warning signs of severe depression? Important facts you should know.

  10. 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.

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