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  1. Psychotherapy for Depression

    Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for clinical depression. Learn more from WebMD about how various forms of therapy work to help you gain new coping skills.

  2. Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Even if your depression does not seem to be responding to drug treatment, there are many other options to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Learn more from WebMD about various therapies available for treatment-resistant depression.

  3. Frequently Asked Questions About Bipolar Disorder

    The experts at WebMD answer frequently asked questions about bipolar disorder - its types, who develops it, and treatment options.

  4. Bipolar Disorder: Who’s at Risk?

    Are you at risk for bipolar disorder? Learn more from the experts at WebMD about the roles genetics and environment play in developing this mental illness.

  5. Bipolar Disorder Treatment and Support

    Learn more from WebMD about getting treatment for bipolar disorder -- and building a solid support network of doctors, family, friends, and mental health professionals.

  6. Lithium for Bipolar Disorder

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about lithium use for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

  7. Bipolar Disorder and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about the use of electroconvulsive therapy -- known more commonly as electroshock treatment -- for bipolar disorder.

  8. Anticonvulsant Medication for Bipolar Disorder

    Anticonvulsant drugs, typically taken for epilepsy, are increasingly being used as mood stabilizers in people with bipolar disorder. Learn more from WebMD about breakthroughs in understanding how this medication works.

  9. Causes of Bipolar Disorder

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about the potential causes of bipolar disorder, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle.

  10. How Different Antidepressants Work

    If you have treatment-resistant depression, you might have already picked up some of the antidepressant drug lingo -- you know your SSRIs, your SNRIs and your MAOIs. But do you really know how these drugs help? Here's a general guide to antidepressants from the experts at WebMD.

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