Major Depression (Clinical 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.
St. John's Wort for Treating Depression
Is St. John's wort a good alternative to antidepressants? Learn more from WebMD about the mood-boosting potential of this common herbal remedy.
Overview: Treatment Choices for Depression
You can treat depression with medication, therapy, exercise, or medical treatments -- or a mix of them. Here’s a closer look at your options.
Not only is untreated clinical depression unhealthy, but it can rob you of your relationships and work life, and lead to illness and substance abuse. Learn more from WebMD about recognizing the symptoms of depression and getting the help you need.
A glossary of terms about depression and other disorders.
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Tips for Living Well With Depression
The right exercise, diet, and activities -- even playing with a pet -- can help you recover from depression. Watch this slideshow to see simple things you can do to improve your mood.
A Closer Look at Depression
What is depression? WebMD provides information on symptoms, tests, and treatments for many types of the disorder.
The Truth About Antidepressants
Antidepressants can boost your mood and make everyday life easier. Here’s what you need to know.
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.