Meditation - Topic Overview
Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life.
Depression and Chronic Pain
Can chronic pain cause clinical depression? Here’s information about how chronic pain and depression interact and the effect each one has on the other.
Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What does this tool measure?
WebMD's depression tool can help assess whether you have signs and symptoms of depression. This tool may help you find out whether you should see a doctor.
Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What does your score mean?
The more symptoms of depression you have, the higher your score will be. Your score will appear as one of the following ranges: You are unlikely to be clinically depressed.You may be suffering from mild to moderate depression. You may be suffering from major depression. As with all screening tools, a higher score does not necessarily mean that you are depressed, and a lower score does not ...
Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Risk of depression ...
Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? - What's next?
If your symptoms include thoughts or plans involving harming yourself or another person, detachment from reality (psychosis), or excessive use of alcohol or drugs, contact your health professional for help right away. Many people with depression delay seeking medical advice and treatment because they believe depression is not serious or they think they can get through it, or even beat it, on ...
Glossary of Depression Terms
WebMD provides definitions of terms related to depression.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Stomach
Digestive problems, stomach pain, and appetite changes are common and can be caused by a number of things, including ulcers, reflux disease, stress, and even depression. WebMD explains how depression may affect your stomach.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Back
We've all experienced back pain from time to time, be it after sitting at the computer too long or after lifting a heavy object. But when the aches and spasms are vague -- and not related to any injury -- they may be symptoms of depression. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can affect your back.
Not only is untreated clinical depression unhealthy, but it can rob you of your relationships and work life, and lead to illness and substance abuse. Learn more from WebMD about recognizing the symptoms of depression and getting the help you need.