Lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities, sadness and feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt that are severe enough to interfere with working, sleeping, studying, eating and enjoying life.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s site answers frequently asked questions about mental illnesses, including depression, and discusses research advances in treating and understanding these illnesses.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's easy-to-use Web site offers helpful information about mood disorders, support groups, the Association's programs and publications. The site also provides links and resources for further information.
This easy-to-use service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provides links to articles, pamphlets, and organizations relating to depression.
Mental Health America, formerly the National Mental Health Association, provides information about many forms of mental illness (including depression), treatment options, and medication resources. In addition, free brochures and reports are available.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Web site houses resources on a host of mental illnesses, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. The site also provides information on treatments, support groups, and recovery from mental illness.
This National Institute of Mental Health page provides information about the symptoms, treatments, and current research on depression, in addition to links to relevant publications and information on how to get help.
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American College of Physicians has issued a new clinical practice guideline
suggesting that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an equally viable choice
to treat adults with depression.
longitudinal studies of families and brain imaging of children, researchers
find potential biomarkers of risk.
Statistics refute a common myth that suicides increase
during the winter holidays, but that doesn’t mean that holiday depression or sadness
isn’t real for some people. Experts weigh in on what factors may
contribute to these “holiday blues” and offer ways to cope with stress.
As doctors continue to tweak using electricity as
therapy, a new meta-analysis suggests quicker application may be nearly as
effective and has much less risk of side effects.