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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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Psychotic Depression: Test Your Knowledge

Psychotic depression is a serious mental health disorder. Do you know how to spot it?

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  • 5 Common Depressive Behaviors

    5 Common Depressive Behaviors

    Symptoms of depression and the behaviors they cause don't occur in a vacuum. They're connected, and they feed off of each other. Do you know how to spot the signs? See more »

  • Are you depressed or just sad?: The Major Depressive Disorder Quiz

    Are you depressed or just sad?: The Major Depressive Disorder Quiz

    There are a lot of misconceptions regarding sadness and major depressive disorder (MDD). Knowing the differences, causes and treatments can lead to a better quality of life for you or someone you know. So how much do you really understand about the condition? See more »

  • Beating the Winter Blues

    Beating the Winter Blues

    When the days get short, dark, dreary and cold, it can definitely affect our mood. Learn how to beat the blues during the winter. See more »

  • Catatonic Depression

    Catatonic Depression

    Depression is fairly common, but catatonic depression, more commonly known as major depression with catatonic features, is unusual. Find out what defines this state of depression and how it is normally treated. See more »

  • Changing Seasons, Changing Moods: How much do you know about seasonal depression?

    Changing Seasons, Changing Moods: How much do you know about seasonal depression?

    While we may not think think twice about mentioning our irritable cabin fever or restless summertime blues, boredom is not a symptom of seasonal depression. Test your knowledge of the illness in our quiz. See more »

  • Depression Overview

    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. See more »

  • How Sad: The Geriatric Depression Scale Quiz

    How Sad: The Geriatric Depression Scale Quiz

    Late-life depression is a growing health concern as Baby Boomers age and exhibit a higher incidence of mental health issues than previous generations. One well-known tool that screens older people for depression is the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), which has proven very effective in identifying people who need help. How much do you know about depression late in life? Take the quiz. See more »

  • In a funk? Take our reactive depression quiz.

    In a funk? Take our reactive depression quiz.

    Reactive depression can take over and make ordinary activities seem difficult and enjoyable ones seem meaningless. How long does this funk, or disorder, last and can anything stop it? We'll question the long and the short of it in our quiz. See more »

  • Major Depressive Disorder and Adoption

    Major Depressive Disorder and Adoption

    Everyone gets a little blue every now and then, but for people who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, sadness is a frequent and debilitating part of life. Are adoptees more likely than others to have this illness? See more »

  • Major Depressive Disorder Explained

    Major Depressive Disorder Explained

    We've all been sad. But when you've got major depressive disorder, the symptoms last more than two weeks at a time. Recognizing its presence is the first step toward getting better. See more »

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