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    1. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Depression

      Electroconvulsive therapy is often used effectively for depression that is hard to treat. WebMD discusses how it works and explains the side effects and risks.

    2. Mental Health: Depression

      WebMD provides an overview of depression types, their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

    3. Diagnosing Depression

      WebMD explains how depression is diagnosed.

    4. Depression: Where to Seek Care

      WebMD tells you which health care providers treat depression.

    5. Paranoid Personality Disorder

      Information on paranoid personality disorder (PPD), a mental health condition marked primarily by distrust of others.

    6. Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)

      Dissociative identity disorder, once called multiple personality disorder, results in two or more split identities. Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this complex mental illness.

    7. Sleep Disorders: Sleep Problems Linked to Depression

      An inability to sleep, or insomnia, is one of the signs of depression. Learn the symptoms and how you can cope with your sleepless nights.

    8. Depression In the Elderly

      Depression is common in elderly adults, but it isn't normal. WebMD explains the signs of depression in your aging loved one and different treatment options.

    9. Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

      Learn about Munchausen syndrome by proxy, in which someone exaggerates a child's symptoms or even causes the child's illness.

    10. Mental Health: Depression in Children

      Childhood depression is different from the normal "blues" and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Learn more about what depression in children looks like.

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