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  1. Depression in Women

    Depression in women is common, especially during times of hormonal fluctuations. Learn more from WebMD about how depression in women is treated during various stages of her life.

  2. Depression in Children and Teens - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding childhood depression.

  3. Depression in Children and Teens - Symptoms

    Depression in a child or teen may occur suddenly or develop gradually. Your child may seem more irritable than sad or may feel bored or hopeless. It is common for others to notice that a depressed child's body movements are slow, restless, or agitated.

  4. Depression in Children and Teens - Other Treatment

    Learn about professional counseling for childhood and adolescent depression.

  5. Depression in Children and Teens - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for depression in young people is similar to treatment for depression in adults and includes counseling and medications.

  6. Depression in Children and Teens - Home Treatment

    You should do everything possible to provide a family environment for your child that is supportive and understanding. Love, understanding, and regular communication are some of the most important things you can provide to help your child cope with depres

  7. Depression Screening - Topic Overview

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all people,starting at age 12,be screened for depression. 2,1 Screening for depression helps find depression early. And early treatment may help you get better faster. Depression is a disease. It's not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw. When you have depression,chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters ...

  8. Suicide Assessment - Topic Overview

    A suicide assessment is used to determine whether a person is at risk for a suicide attempt. Questions asked during a suicide assessment include: Have you ever felt so bad that you thought you would like to go to sleep and never wake up? Have you ever felt so bad that you thought you would be better off dead? Have you ever thought that you are a burden on your family and friends or that your ...

  9. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Depression in Children and Teens

    Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for childhood and adolescent depression.

  10. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy - Topic Overview

    What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a mental health problem in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a child under his or her care. The caregiver is usually a mother,and the victim is her child. Because children are the victims,MSBP is a form of child abuse. The caregiver with MSBP may: Lie about the child’s symptoms. Change ...

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