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.
Understanding the Basics of Depression
WebMD's guide to the types and prevalence of depression.
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.
When Sadness Becomes Clinical Depression: Signs to Look For
WebMD explains the symptoms of depression in children, teens, and adults.
An Overview of Clinical Depression
WebMD gives an overview of clinical -- or major -- depression, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Slideshows & Images
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.
Myths and Facts About Depression
Folk remedies and half-truths still prevent many from getting treatment for depression. Pictures show unusual symptoms in men, seniors, and others, along with many ways to recover.
The Truth About Antidepressants
Antidepressants can boost your mood and make everyday life easier. Here’s what you need to know.
A Visual Guide to Postpartum Depression
Many new moms get the “baby blues,” but postpartum depression is more serious. Our slideshow covers the symptoms, treatments, and ways to feel better from postpartum depression.