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

By Diana Brown

A new study shows 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

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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

While many people celebrate the changing of the seasons, for others it triggers episodes of depression. Find out what seasonal affective disorder is and how it can be managed.

By Maria Trimarchi

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

Most people understand what depression is, while the word "psychosis" brings to mind images created in part by TV stereotypes. But what is psychotic depression and how is it treated?

By Jennifer Sellers

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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.

By Kevin P. Allen

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're experiencing symptoms of depression, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors might be the right treatment for you. Learn more information about depression, treatment options, and prevention.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

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

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If you are experiencing common symptoms of depression, antidepressants can help improve your health. Learn more information about depression, treatment options, and prevention.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

Learn more about the chemical connection to depression in this article. Learn more information about depression, treatment options, and prevention.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

If you're exhausted from your depression, seeing your doctor can help you get treatment and begin recovery. Learn more information about depression, treatment options, and prevention.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

Heredity, thinking patterns, medications, and lack of sunlight are common connections to depression. Learn more information about depression, treatment options, and prevention.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

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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

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

By Dr. Robi Ludwig

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

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

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

People with low self-esteem are more prone to depression. Learn more information about depression, treatment options and prevention.

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If you are suffering from depression, your friends and family can play a big role in your recovery. Learn more information about depression, treatment options, and prevention.

If you're looking for treatment for depression, you might consider psychotherapy. Learn more information about depression, treatment options, and prevention.

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Not everyone who is depressed or manic experiences every symptom. Learn more information about depression and mania, treatment options, and prevention.

Depression takes on many forms, such as such as bipolar disorder and major depression. Get an overview of the types of depression.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers