Alternative medicine

Mindfulness exercises

Pet therapy


Child abuse


Concussions can be serious injuries that need sufficient time to heal.

Drug addiction

Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) causes thyroid gland inflammation and often an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Treatment may involve thyroid hormone replacement medication.


Perimenopause — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, self-care of this life transition for women.

Traumatic brain injury

While mild traumatic brain injury generally results in few long-term problems, more severe injury can cause several physical, emotional, behavioral, communication and cognitive problems.

Wilson's disease



Sleepless nights? Insomnia includes difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep or going back to sleep after you awaken. Insomnia may be temporary or chronic.

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Low blood pressure (hypotension) can be a sign of good health or of a life-threatening condition. Find out more about hypotension's causes and treatment options.

Rebound headaches

Coping and support

Depression: Provide support, encouragement

Depression: Supporting a family member or friend

IBD and depression: Is there a connection?

Mental health: Overcoming the stigma of mental illness

Support groups


Mental health

Curious about mental health? Discover what shapes the definitions of mental health and mental illness.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Depression, anxiety and exercise


Stressed out? Try meditation. Learn easy, quick techniques that you can use at work, waiting in line or virtually anywhere.

Mediterranean diet recipes

Sleep tips


Caregiver depression

Caregivers are vulnerable to depression — but you can take active steps to prevent depression and feel your best. Consider these tips.

Risk factors

Borderline personality disorder

Depression in women: Understanding the gender gap

Empty nest syndrome


Stress symptoms

Aches and pains, irritability, and crying spells may have an unexpected source — stress. Recognize these and other signs and symptoms so that you can take action.


Depression: Diagnosis is key



Male depression

Male depression may be hard to recognize and treat. See what's behind the problem and how men can learn healthy coping strategies.

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Treatments and drugs

Antidepressants and pregnancy

Antidepressants: Selecting one

Antidepressants: Side effects

Most antidepressant side effects aren't dangerous, but they can be bothersome. Here's what to do.

Atypical antidepressants

Atypical antidepressants may be prescribed on their own or added to other antidepressants to boost effectiveness or counter side effects.

Breast-feeding and medications

Electroconvulsive therapy

Mental health providers

Looking for a mental health provider but not sure where to start? Here are tips, questions to ask and issues to consider.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

These older antidepressants are effective, but require diet restrictions and cause side effects. Find out about the MAOI skin patch — it may cause fewer problems.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

SSRIs, a popular antidepressant type, can help you overcome depression. Discover how Prozac and other SSRIs boost mood and what side effects they may cause.

Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)

You may start depression treatment by taking one of these medications, or your doctor may prescribe an SNRI if other treatments haven't worked.

Treatment-resistant depression

If your depression continues despite standard treatment, it may feel like you're out of options. But there are still steps that may help.

Tricyclic antidepressants and tetracyclic antidepressants

Cyclic antidepressants can cause more side effects than other antidepressants do. But sometimes, they can be a good choice.

July 22, 2015