Depression Facts

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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FDA antidepressant warnings have led to reduced mental health care and increased suicides among youth, so what is going on?

By Stephen Soumerai & Ross Koppel

Can a song or music really push a person that far to the edge?

By Diana Brown

A study showed that suicide afflicts farmers in the United States at a rate consistently higher than any other profession.

By Patrick J. Kiger


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?

By Jennifer Sellers

For people who have been diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression, vagus nerve stimulation may offer some promise. But there are caveats.

By Brion O'Connor

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?

By Chris Opfer

Depression can seem debilitating no matter what triggers it. But how is reactive -- or situational -- depression different from clinical depression? We'll tell you.

By Terri Briseno


If you suffer from clinical depression, it probably feels as though it will never go away. But for some people, this debilitating psychological illness does have a cure. Just don't expect a miracle drug.

By Jessika Toothman

If you're suffering from depression, you might benefit from using monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Learn more information about monoamine oxidase inhibitors, depression, treatment options, and prevention.

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.

By Maria Trimarchi

In bed, you toss and turn, unable to get a good nights sleep. You feel anxious and worried. Friends tell you to pull yourself together, but you feel helpless and hopeless. Learn about depression.

By Betty Burrows


What is depression? Get the answer to this question and much more with the help of the information inside this article.

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