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Learn About Depression and Its Treatments

What Causes Depression?It doesn't matter if your family has a history of panic disorder or not, the fact is that as much as 20% of our modern world suffers from anxiety and disorder at some stage of their lives. What causes depression? Well, no one can really say but researches show that some o...More...

St. John's Wort-Topic Overview

What is St. John's wort?St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a plant with yellow flowers that people in European countries have used for centuries to treat depression. In the United States, it is sold as a dietary supplement and can be found at health food stores and pharmacies. What is...More...

Depression Medicines

Depression is an illness, just like heart disease or diabetes. And like any other illness, it can be treated with either depression medicines or therapy, or a combination of the two....More...

Depression in Children and Teens

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of depression in children and teens including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more....More...

Alcohol and Depression - Giving Up For Your Health

One night at a party, I had three drinks and two tequila shots. I was on top of the world! I was the best dancer and most interesting person in the party. I was so happy I went to sleep with a smile on my face. The next day, not so much......More...

Depression Self Help Begins With Self

Depression is not like any other illness or medical condition. If a bone breaks, you know it immediately, there are tests to see how bad it is and the doctors have numerous options for fixing the break....More...

Defining Depression - Common Myths

Even today, depression is surrounded by myths. In this article, learn more about Bipolar Disorder I and Bipolar Disorder II, along with the hard-to-diagnose Borderline Personality Disorder. Understanding depression is the first step in treating it and in treating the symptoms in loved ones. There is...More...

Depression Related To Loss Of A Child

The demise of a child during or a period after its birth is so unbearable to the parents and especially to the mother who is said to know the pain of delivering one....More...

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

"Thanks for Noticin' Me" says Eeyore. He walks slowly. He looks sad. He doesn't accomplish much. He's just glad to be noticed. This is Eeyore, the stuffed donkey who is so often in need of his tail being pinned back on. But he's a good picture of ADHD with limbic system...More...

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Smile More Often

The ability to smile is a gift to humans. It not only fills a mood of happiness and positive energy into one's own soul, but also spreads a feeling of good will, friendship, love, and care for the others to perceive, who happens to be facing you or to whom you are smiling at. ...More...

Depression and Suicide - Help for Depressed and Desperate People

Don't store your hatred and suicidal thoughts within you if you are in utter despair because the people around you and perhaps even causing you serious problems don't understand what they are really doing, even if they give you the impression that they do. Nobody thinks about the consequen...More...

More About Coping With Anxiety

Do you ever find yourself feeling agitated, nervous, tense, or having bad feelings of dread, even when there is no obvious reason to have such feelings? Do you sometimes find yourself going to a panic with a pounding heart, trouble breathing or feeling like you may faint?...More...

Are You Depressed

Are you depressed? This article outlines what the symptoms of depression are and a short test to see if there is a possibility that you are....More...

Perinatal Depression Effects Infant Development

Perinatal depression not only affects mothers, but infants as well. A recent report shows depressive symptoms during or following pregnancy are present in 1 of every 12 American mothers. This article discusses the details of the report, including the impact postpartum depression has on the early dev...More...