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    Medical Reference Related to Depression

    1. St. John's Wort for Treating Depression

      Is St. John's wort a good alternative to antidepressants? Learn more from WebMD about the mood-boosting potential of this common herbal remedy.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. The Link Between Depression and Other Mental Illnesses

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

    5. Depression Glossary

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

    6. 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.

    7. Causes of Depression

      Depression is a complex disease. WebMD explains what research has discovered about the causes of depression - from genetics to illnesses and medications to major life events.

    8. Bipolar Disorder

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

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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