Home Remedies

Home Remedies

Find out which home remedy for depression is safe and effective and learn what role diet and exercise can play in helping relieve symptoms of depression.
Home Remedies
Home Remedies

Many people look for home remedies in addition to conventional depression treatment. Find out which home remedies are safe and effective.
St. John’s Wort

St. John’s wort for depression is used by millions around the world. Find out about the safety and effectiveness of St. John’s wort to see if this herbal therapy may help your depression symptoms.
Diet
Diet for Depression

Could a diet for depression help your moods? Learn more about a depression diet and find out how certain foods and nutrients might help you.
Exercise
Exercise and Depression

In some cases, exercise can work as well as antidepressants. Find out how exercise is an excellent treatment for depression symptoms and may help to boost your mood.

Treatment & Care

Treatment & Care

Learn more about depression treatments and ways to care for your depression symptoms with antidepressants and/or psychotherapy. Also, discover the symptoms and treatment of depression in men, women, and the elderly as well as the problem of treatment resistant depression.
Treatment
Depression Treatments

Learn all about different depression treatment options. Find out about depression medicines and other depression remedies to see which may work best for you.
Depression Medicines

There are many types of depression medicines today. Learn about antidepressants — the effects and side effects — and work with your doctor to select the best depression medicine for your symptoms.
Psychotherapy

Find out how talk therapy works to lift mood and help patients with depression improve coping skills.
Electric Shock Treatment

Electric shock treatment, or ECT, for depression is used for severe depression or when depression medicines fail to work. Find out more about ECT and who might benefit most.
Interpersonal Therapy

Learn about interpersonal therapy for depression in children and addresses group sessions, techniques, and what to expect.
Psychodynamic Therapy

Find out about the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy for depression.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Learn why cognitive behavioral therapy might be used to treat depression, how this approach works, and what to expect in sessions.
Special Situations
Depression in Special Situations

Learn all about depression in special situations, including depression in men and how it’s different from depression in women. Find out about depression in the elderly and treatment resistant depression.
Depression in Women

Depression in women is increasingly common. Find out the symptoms of depression in women and what medical treatment can do to manage these depression symptoms.
Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the elderly is often confused with signs of serious illnesses or grieving. Learn the specific symptoms of depression in the elderly and talk to your doctor.
Treatment Resistant Depression

Treatment resistant depression should be taken very seriously. Find out who’s at risk for treatment resistant depression and how a doctor can help manage the symptoms.

Diagnosis & Tests

Diagnosis & Tests

Feeling depressed and wonder if you should call the doctor? Learn when to call the doctor about depression symptoms and how your doctor will make a depression diagnosis using specific tests.
Diagnosis
Depression Diagnosis

Find out what your doctor needs to know to make a depression diagnosis and the questions he or she might ask.
Tests
Tests for Depression

Learn about the different tests your doctor might use when making a depression diagnosis. Find out if these tests signify depression or if they rule out other serious illnesses.

Symptoms & Types

Symptoms & Types

Do you know the common depression symptoms? Do you know about different types of depression? Learn more about depression so you can talk openly with your doctor. Find out the warning signs of more serious depression problems so you can prevent depression complications.
Symptoms
Symptoms of Depression

Are you depressed? The symptoms of depression may surprise you. Read more and see if you or a loved one suffers with depression.
Health Check: Are You More Than Just Sad or Down?

The WebMD Depression Health Check explores and evaluates your personal health and lifestyle history to help you manage your health and your family’s health better.
Types
Depression Types

All depression types are not the same. Learn about the different types of depression, the signs and symptoms, and talk to your doctor about treatment.
Major Depression

Read about the causes and symptoms of major depression and the available treatments. Talk openly with your doctor if you have these major depression symptoms because help is available.
Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)

Chronic depression or dysthymia is a milder form of depression that affects millions. Find out if you or a loved one has chronic depression.
Atypical Depression
Many people with depression don’t have the typical symptoms. Learn about the causes and treatment of atypical depression, with symptoms that include weight gain, sleeping too much, and feeling anxious.
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is increasingly common. Discover the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and seek early medical treatment to keep it from affecting your life.
Bipolar Depression (Manic Depression)

Learn all about the mood swings of bipolar depression (manic depression) from the elated highs of mania to the major depression lows.
Seasonal Depression (SAD)

Do you get depressed during certain times of the year? Learn when seasonal affective disorder is most likely to affect people and what your doctor can do to help you manage the symptoms.
Psychotic Depression

Learn all about psychotic depression — psychosis, hallucinations, and other signs — and know when to call the doctor for a medical evaluation.
What Is Serotonin Syndrome?

Get information about serotonin syndrome including causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Complications
Depression Complications

From chronic illnesses such as heart disease to pain perception, sex, and sleep — discover how untreated depression can complicate your life.
Sexual Problems

What does depression have to do with sex? Learn how depression and depression medicines can affect sexual desire and sexual performance.
Sleep Problems

Find out how depression disturbs sleep and get some effective tips to help your sleep problems.
Warning Signs
Untreated Depression

Learn the dangers of untreated depression and how this may lead to serious and life threatening problems, even suicide.
Depression and Suicide

Learn more about suicide, including who is at risk, warning signs, and when to call for medical assistance.

Depression

Overview & Facts

Do you suffer with depression? Maybe you’ve recently been diagnosed or are a caregiver to someone with depression. Learn more about this common mood disorder, including depression causes, risk factors, and prevention. We’ll help you take control of your depression and live an active, healthy life.
Depression Facts
What Is Depression?

Want to learn all about depression? Find answers as you read about this common mood disorder – depression — that affects adults, teens, and kids alike.
Childhood Depression

Depression affects children in different ways, and sometimes it’s misdiagnosed. Learn more about childhood depression and what you can do to help your child.
Teen Depression

Discover the symptoms of teen depression. Teen depression can be masked by adolescent hormones, so learn when to call the doctor for a medical evaluation.
Depression and Other Mental Disorders

Learn about other mental health problems that may co-exist with depression, including anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Discover the signs, symptoms, and causes.
Causes
Causes of Depression

Learn more about what causes depression, including the genetic link, so you can seek treatment before depression robs you of your quality of life.
Medicines That Cause Depression

Be sure to read about medicines that can cause symptoms of depression. Then talk with your doctor about your concerns if you’re taking one of these medicines.
Depression, Thyroid, and Hormones

Learn about thyroid-related depression and about other hormone-related conditions such as menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause that are often associated with depression.
Depression Caused by Chronic Illness

Many people with chronic illness experience depression. Learn more about the symptoms of depression with chronic illnesses, available treatment options, and tips for coping with chronic illness and depression.
Depression and Chronic Pain

Discover more about chronic pain and depression, and learn how your doctor might treat your pain and depression symptoms.
Grief and Depression

Grief is a normal feeling after any type of major loss. Find out more about grief — the symptoms and causes — and what to do if grief is prolonged.
Are You at Risk?
Depression: Are You at Risk?

Learn what increases your chances of having depression. Discover ways to protect you and your family from suffering with depression symptoms.
Prevention
Preventing Depression

Looking for ways to prevent depression? Discover lifestyle habits that may keep your mood boosted along with medications that effectively treat depression symptoms.