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The Mental-Health Interview
The conversation you have with a mental-health professional is the single most important part of the evaluation of depression.
Postpartum Depression
Postpartum refers to the period immediately after childbirth. When a woman has significant symptoms of depression during this period, she is said to have postpartum depression.
What Kind Of Treatment Is Available?
A combination of drug treatment and psychotherapy seems to work best.
Staying Well Once Your Depression Is Treated
Remember, your treatment doesn't end once you start feeling better.

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Learn The Basics
The Role Of Genes, Brain Function And Mood In Depression
Depression runs in families. There has been some debate whether this is the result of genetics or whether it is more environmental. It turns out both have a substantial role.
The Role Of Neurotransmitters And Hormones In Depression
Genes provide instructions to the brain, which processes our complex thoughts and emotions. The brain does this by producing and breaking down lots of different chemicals, including neurotransmitters and hormones.
Types Of Depression
Some mood disorders that include depression as part of the picture include major depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, cyclothymia and seasonal affective disorder.
The Role Of Medical Illnesses And Drug Treatment In Depression
For the brain to function well, the body also needs to function well. If your body is functioning at a less-than-optimal level, your brain (and thus your mood) can be affected.
The Role Of Early Loss And Stress In Depression
There are certain situations that can increase a person's risk or vulnerability to depression.
The Role Of Human Development And Temperament In Depression
You are a product of your biological makeup and the things that influence you as you grow up.
How Does Depression Develop?
Your genes, hormones and life experiences can all contribute.
What Is Depression?
With so many people suffering from depression, you would think a simple definition would be easy, but it's not.
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Learn more about depression.


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Assess Your Health
Are You Depressed?
You may think that should be an easy question to answer, but it is impossible to make your own diagnosis of depression -- that can only be done by someone who has formal training.
How Is Depression Diagnosed?
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and give you a mental-health assessment.
The Mental-Health Interview
The conversation you have with a mental-health professional is the single most important part of the evaluation of depression.
Diagnostic Tests
There is no specific diagnostic test for depression.

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Treatment Settings
People who are depressed can be treated in a variety of settings. The most common is outpatient treatment.
The Future Of Depression Treatment
Depression is a very common problem. There is plenty of reason to hope that the coming years will bring new and exciting treatments.
Finding A Mental-Health Provider
For a variety of reasons, it is sometimes difficult to get the treatment you need. How do you find someone who can help you?
What Kind Of Treatment Is Available?

Your health-care provider will recommend treatment depending on what comes up in your evaluation. An effective treatment plan will address your needs over time.


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Keep On Track
Suicide
All depressed people are at some risk of suicide.
Depression And Alcohol And Drug Problems
The link between depression and alcohol or drug dependence is strong.
Staying Well Once Your Depression Is Treated
Remember, your treatment doesn't end once you start feeling better.
The Stigma Of Depression
Because of the fear of becoming branded as mentally ill, many people with depression do not seek treatment.
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Learn about other options to ward off recurring depression.



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