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Your Guide to Managing Depression

What Is Major Depressive Disorder? If you suspect you suffer from depression, including major depression, you're not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), major ...
Major Depressive Disorder Symptoms

When you're depressed, you expect to feel sad, blue, or down in the dumps -- a state known as dysphoria. You may also suffer from anhedonia, which ...

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Risk Factors for Major Depressive Disorder

Major depression (also called clinical depression, major depressive disorder, or MDD) doesn't discriminate between different types of people. Anyo...

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Living with Major Depressive Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder Diagnosis

Unlike health conditions marked by clear physical signs, major depression (also called clinical depression, major depressive disorder, or MDD) can be ...

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Recovering from Major Depressive Disorder

Living with symptoms of major depression (also called clinical depression, major depressive disorder, or MDD) is exhausting. It changes the way you fe...

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7 Major Depression Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Major Depressive Disorder Treatment

Most people with major depression symptoms start treatment with their primary care doctor, but your doctor may refer you to a mental health specialist...

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How Antidepressants Treat Depression

To understand how antidepressant medications reduce the symptoms of major depression, it's important to understand how the parts of our brain that ...

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Types of Therapy to Treat Depression

Even if your doctor prescribes an antidepressant to treat major depression (also known as clinical depression, major depressive disorder, or MDD), you...

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Self-Help for Major Depressive Disorder

In addition to the scientifically supported treatments for major depression—antidepressants, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two—th...

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See Depression Treatment Progress

As you start to overcome major depression (also known as clinical depression, major depressive disorder, or MDD), you can boost your success by being ...

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Overcoming Major Depressive Disorder

After a bout of major depression, it's a relief when you start to feel like your old self again. Overall, you're improving as you go through t...

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Major Depressive Disorder and Exercise

Exercise is prescribed for a wide variety of health conditions–from heart disease to diabetes. Science shows that being active can improve your ...

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Major Depressive Disorder and Food

Research shows that several essential nutrients may affect your mood. If you're being treated for major depression, some ways of eating may even a...

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Relationships and Major Depression
Major Depressive Disorder and Stress

Without some stress, we'd be little more than slugs (minus the motivation to do the things that enrich our lives), but too much stress c...

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Managing Major Depression for Caregivers

We've all felt sad or blue on occasion. We've grieved at the news of a friend's major illness, the death of a loved one, personal job loss...

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How to Recognize Major Depression in Loved Ones
How to Help Loved Ones Facing Depression

It's hard to watch a loved one struggle with major depression, and even tougher when your attempts to help are pushed away. Unfortunately, people ...

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Depression Caregiver Stress

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, each year an estimated 17 million adult Americans suffer from depression. If you're the prim...

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