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    1. Benzodiazepine Abuse

      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.

    2. Barbiturate Abuse

      Barbiturates, once commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders, can cause death even in small doses - and their abuse is on the rise among teens. Learn more about the effects of barbiturates.

    3. Causes of Anxiety

      The causes of anxiety are not always easy to isolate. A look at many factors that can create symptoms of an anxiety disorder.

    4. Substance Abuse

      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.

    5. Understanding Postpartum Depression -- the Basics

      Learn about the basics of postpartum depression from the experts at WebMD.

    6. Major Depression (Clinical Depression)

      WebMD gives an overview of clinical -- or major -- depression, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

    7. Postpartum Depression

      Did you know there is more than one type of postpartum depression? Learn more about the condition and how it can impact new moms and their babies.

    8. 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.

    9. Understanding Depression -- the Basics

      WebMD's guide to the types and prevalence of depression.

    10. Questions and Answers About Depression

      WebMD answers basic questions about depression, including its causes and treatment.

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