Depression Articles

Depression: What You Need to Know
Types, causes, symptoms, treatments, and more are discussed in this fact sheet.

What is a Depressive Disorder?
Basic introduction to depression, its prevalence among all types of people, and how to get the best treatment.

Depression: The Invisible Disease
Unlike other illnesses, depression is not easily discerned by others, which can lead to lack of critical support.

Depression: Effective Treatments Are Available
New treatments for depression range from antidepressant medications to psychotherapy. Find out how to get the treatment you need.

Depression: What Every Woman Should Know
Surveys show that women are at much greater risk for depression than men.

Depression in Children and Adolescents
Detailed review of how depression affects children and teens.

If You Are Over 65 and Feeling Depressed
It isn't normal to feel depressed when you get older. Among people 65 and over as many as 3 out of 100 suffer from clinical depression.

Herbal Treatments for Depression
Thinking of taking St. John's wort? Get the basics here.

Questions and Answers about St. John's Wort
More information bout this herbal antidepressant, including its potential risks and benefits.

Information about St. John's Wort
Even more facts about this herbal wonder.

What To Do When Your Friend Is Depressed
If you are a student and know someone battling depression, find out how you can help.

Going To Extremes: Manic-Depressive Illness
Symptoms, treatment and research on bipolar disorder.

Mental Health Related Medications
Comprehensive guide to medications used to treat mental health disorders.

Depression Can Break Your Heart
New research shows that people that suffer from depression are at higher risk for heart disease.

Feeling Blue? You're Not Alone
Depression is not a sign of weakness. It's a real medical condition that can be treated. And it affects, on average, 34 million Americans. If you think you are depressed, talk to your doctor. This is important. Be sure to find out if medical treatment is right for you.

When Your Partner Is Depressed
Life is not fun with a depressed person, and unless something is done to rectify the situation, it will go on that way indefinitely.

Depression: What Are Your African Violets?
When we give back to the world we feel better about ourselves. We receive validation, our self-esteem rises, and we become occupied in positive experiences that allow our thinking to move out of depression.

New Depression Medication: Community Service
One of the best tools for getting out of your own way and overcoming mild depression is to provide service to others.

Depression: A Journey of Discovery
Depression can often lead to a journey of discovery of one's self, a journey in which we choose the direction and course ahead.

Dealing with Depression
Learning how to prevent and deal with depression in safe and natural ways can be an important step in maintaining a healthy and vigorous lifestyle.

The Many Faces of Depression
Talking about depression can be, well, depressing. But learning about its physiological underpinnings and treatment can help uncover what depression is all about.

Surviving the Baby Blues: Postpartum Depression
Forget the hormones, it's easy to see why anyone might be melancholic. Women are supposed to be happy, but they are usually sleep-deprived, physically exhausted and faced with the responsibility of a new baby.

The Disabling Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, approximately 10 percent of Americans currently suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD) and related disorders.

Treating Depression: A Cure For Poverty
What if you could help end people's economic problems by treating their depression?

Combating PSTD, Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in The Aftermath of September 11th
Make no mistake, there will be many cases of Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of these attacks.

Forget Being Free of Depression, Start Living Now!
Suffering or not suffering from depression is not what's important, rather it is how we respond to depression and life events that counts.

Dealing with the Depths of Depression
Did you know such greats as Abraham Lincoln and Beethoven battled depression? We've learned a lot since then.

Depression: Is It Contagious?
If we choose to be unprepared and uneducated about depression, chances are greater that those around us will react unfavorably.

New Book: Depression Is A Choice
This new book suggests that you can beat depression without drugs using a technique called "directed thinking".

The Perfect Mental Storm
The destructive nature of depression for many is the perfect mental storm. Find out how to reach safe harbor.

Children and Depression: Few Get Help When They Need It
Children, like everyone else, are not immune from this insidious and dangerous disease.

Herbs for Depression
Review of alternative treatments, including SAMe, St. John's Wort, Kava Kava, and others.

Depression and Nutrition
Nutrition can play a key role in the onset, severity and duration of depression, including daily mood swings.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Do you get depressed every winter when the days get shorter and there is less sunlight? You may have SAD.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania
A memoir of electroshock treatment and bipolar disorder.

Medications for Depression, Part I
Get the rundown on common medications used to treat depression, including antidepressants.

Medications for Depression, Part II
More information about new medications for depression.

Depression: More Than Just A Feeling
To overcome depression, we must understand what depression is and how our thinking affects us.

Major Depression, Part I
Guide to the types and symptoms of depression.

Major Depression, Part II
Guide to the risks, complications and treatment of depression.

The Realm of Mental Illness
Mental illness covers a range of disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, among others.

What Not to Say or Do When Someone You Love is Depressed
If you know someone who has been depressed, or someone who exhibits the symptoms of depression, keep these tips in mind.

What is Bipolar Disorder?
Get the facts about this disorder which features extreme mood swings from mania to major depression.