People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a significant cost. Get the latest statistics and facts here about drug and alcohol abuse in the U.S.
Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers -- familiar names are Valium and Xanax -- that are easily abused. Learn more about the effects, symptoms, and abuse of these drugs.
Mental Health: Depression
A comprehensive overview of depression, including the types as well as their diagnosis and treatment.
Understanding Depression -- the Basics
WebMD's guide to the types and prevalence of depression.
Questions and Answers About Depression
WebMD answers basic questions about depression, including its causes and treatment.
Major Depression (Clinical Depression)
WebMD gives an overview of clinical -- or major -- depression, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Understanding Postpartum Depression -- the Basics
Learn about the basics of postpartum depression from the experts at WebMD.
Understanding Postpartum Depression -- Symptoms
Learn about the symptoms of postpartum depression and what to do if you or a loved one has postpartum depression.
Tests Used to Diagnose Depression
Learn from WebMD what to expect if you see your doctor for symptoms of depression. Find out which tests and tools may be used to diagnose your condition.
Understanding Depression Disguises
WebMD explains how depression can look like something other than it is - and how to recognize symptoms in yourself.