Major Depression Directory
Major depression, also sometimes called clinical depression, is characterized by symptoms that can lead to difficulty working, problems interacting with family and friends, poor sleeping, and more. Treatments involve antidepressants and other therapies. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about symptoms of major depression, risk factors, how to treat it, and much more.
Depression Caused by Chronic Illness
Can depression be caused by chronic illness? Most certainly. Learn how chronic illness can lead to depression and which types of illness are most likely to do so.
An Overview of Clinical Depression
WebMD gives an overview of clinical -- or major -- depression, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
An Overview of Depression
WebMD provides an overview of depression types, their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Understanding the Basics of Depression
WebMD's guide to the types and prevalence of depression.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 11 Warning Signs of a Depression Relapse
See some signs depression may be back. Learn when sadness, sleeping habits, irritability, and more may be signs to seek help for depression.
Slideshow: Sneaky Depression Triggers as You Age
From too little vitamin B12 to too much time alone, a look at surprising causes of depression in midlife and beyond -- and how to beat it.
Slideshow: The Truth About Antidepressants
Are you unhappy with your antidepressant? WebMD offers information about types of antidepressants, their effectiveness, and their side effects.
Slideshow: Physical Symptoms of Depression
Does your depression make you hurt? See the physical symptoms of depression -- like sleep problems, chest pain, fatigue, and headaches.