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Depression facts offer clarity for this often misunderstood condition. Separate truth from myth about the causes, symptoms and treatment of depression.

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Depression Overview

It's normal to feel sad sometimes, but what if that feeling becomes debilitating? Major depression can interfere with daily life and cause secondary health problems.


5 Common Depressive Behaviors

 5 Common Depressive Behaviors

Do you know the common depressive behaviors? If you are concerned about a loved one or yourself, see these five common depressive behaviors to learn more. See more »

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression

 Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression

Vagus nerve stimulation may help people who are diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression. Learn about the pros and cons of vagus nerve stimulation. See more »

Understanding Dysthmyia

 Understanding Dysthmyia

Dysthymia is a type of depression that can manifest itself as a general negative or cynical attitude. Explore the symptoms and treatments for dysthymia. See more »

The Geriatric Depression Scale

 The Geriatric Depression Scale

The Geriatric Depression Scale can help determine if an aging person has problems with depression. Learn about the Geriatric Depression Scale. See more »

Understanding Seasonal Depression

 Understanding Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression comes with the changing of seasons. Find out the symptoms and treatments for seasonal depression. See more »

Is there a link between adoption and depression?

 Is there a link between adoption and depression?

Is Major Depressive Disorder related to adoption? Learn about the relationship between Major Depressive Disorder and adoption. See more »

Understanding Psychotic Depression

 Understanding Psychotic Depression

Psychotic depression can bring to mind stereotypes and not the facts. Find out what is psychotic depression and how psychotic depression is treated? See more »

Major Depressive Disorder Explained

 Major Depressive Disorder Explained

When you've got major depressive disorder, the symptoms last more than two weeks at a time. Learn about causes and treatments for major depressive disorder. See more »

Catatonic Depression

 Catatonic Depression

Catatonic depression, more commonly known as major depression with catatonic features, is unusual. Learn all about catatonic depression and treatments. See more »

Reactive Depression

 Reactive Depression

Reactive depression can be devastating no matter what triggers it. But how is reactive -- or situational -- depression different from clinical depression? See more »