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Depression

Life isn't always pleasant or easy, but feeling constantly unhappy—or so unhappy you can't function—is a problem you can overcome. Depression can make you feel sad, mad, or empty and numb, but there's a lot you can do to start to feel more positive, happy, and energetic again.

Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs

When emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won’t go away, you may have depression. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better.

Coping with Depression

Depression drains your energy and hope, making it difficult to take the action needed to feel better. But even small steps can get you started on the path to feeling happier and healthier.

Depression Treatment

Even the most severe depression is treatable. So, if your depression is keeping you from living the life you want, don’t hesitate to seek help.

Depression in Men

As men, we think of ourselves as strong and in control of our emotions. When we feel depressed, we often try to cover it up. But you don’t have to tough it out.

Depression in Older Adults

Depression can happen to any of us as we age, but with these self-help strategies you can boost the way you feel and make your senior years healthy, happy, and fulfilling.

Depression in Women

For women, depression is complicated by many factors, including reproductive hormones and social pressures. But there’s a lot you can do to change the way you think and feel.

Helping Someone with Depression

When a friend or family member suffers from depression, your support and encouragement can play an important role in their recovery. Here's how to make a difference.

Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

For parents, it isn't always easy to differentiate between normal teenage growing pains and depression. Fortunately, it’s treatable and there's a lot you can do to help.

Dealing with Teen Depression

The teenage years can be really tough so it’s normal to feel sad or irritable sometimes. But if you feel overwhelmingly hopeless and helpless, you may be suffering from depression.

Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues

Having a baby is stressful, but if you're suffering from postpartum depression, there’s plenty you can do to feel better and get back on the road to happy motherhood.

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

If the shorter days and colder weather make it tough to function in winter, there are steps you can take to overcome seasonal affective disorder and keep your mood stable throughout the year.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy

While depression medication aims to stimulate the brain chemically, the brain can also safely be stimulated electrically using magnetic fields with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Antidepressant Medication

When you’re suffering from deep, disabling depression, the idea that a pill can give you back your life is incredibly appealing. But are antidepressants always the best treatment option?

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