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  1. Anorexia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about anorexia nervosa.

  2. Depression: Helping Someone Get Treatment

    Your loved one or friend doesn't seem the same. You thought it was the blues,but it's been going on for weeks. And it seems much worse than that. Is your friend grieving over something? Or could it be depression ? If you want to learn more about grieving,see the topic Grief and Grieving. But if you think someone close to you is depressed,urge him or her to see a doctor. This Actionset ...

  3. Feeling Depressed - Topic Overview

    Everyday events and our reactions to them sometimes interfere with our sense of well - being and peace of mind. It is common to get the blues or become sad when disappointed.

  4. Questions Your Doctor May Ask Before Prescribing Medicine for Depression in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

    Antidepressant medicines often work well,but they do have some risks and side effects. Their use may increase the risk of suicide,especially in the first few weeks of use. If your child starts antidepressants,be sure to be aware of this risk and get help if you see any of the warning signs. Before prescribing medicine,your doctor will check your child for possible suicidal thoughts by ...

  5. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Home Treatment

    There are steps you can take at home to reduce your child's symptoms of bipolar disorder.

  6. Depression - When to Call a Doctor

    Call or the national suicide hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or other emergency services if you (or someone you care about who has depression ): Plan to harm yourself or others. Talk,write,read,or draw about death,including writing suicide notes and talking about items that can harm you,such as pills,guns,or knives. Buy guns or bullets,stockpile medicines,or take other action ...

  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. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Home Treatment

    You may be able to decrease the number of panic attacks due to panic disorder and reduce the severity of your symptoms when an attack does occur by: Reducing anxiety by doing tension - reducing activities and lowering the amount of stress in your life. Do

  9. Depression in Children and Teens - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor or another health professional will evaluate and diagnose depression in your child by asking questions about your child's medical history and conducting tests to determine if symptoms are caused by something other than depression. Your child m

  10. Mood Stabilizers for Child and Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Drug details for Mood stabilizers for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder.

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