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Medical Reference Related to Depression

  1. What Is Depression?

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

  2. Mental Health: Depression

    A comprehensive overview of depression, including the types as well as their diagnosis and treatment.

  3. High-Tech Treatments for Depression

    Researchers are constantly working on new treatments for chronic, treatment-resistant depression. WebMD talks about the latest high-tech treatments for depression.

  4. Depression: Depression Glossary

    A glossary of terms about depression.

  5. 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.

  6. Depression in Men

    Although men don't always talk about feelings of depression, depression in men is common. Learn about the symptoms of clinical or major depression in men and find out why men often have a tough time admitting they are depressed.

  7. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Depression

    Electroconvulsive therapy is often used effectively for depression that is hard to treat. WebMD discusses how it works and explains the side effects and risks.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Depression: Treating Depression With Medication

    Learn more about treating depression with antidepressants and how your doctor can choose the right one for you.

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