In-depth

Alternative medicine

Mindfulness exercises

Pet therapy

Causes

Child abuse

Cushing syndrome

Drug addiction

Hypothyroidism

Nicotine dependence

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

Complications

Insomnia

Rebound headaches

Coping and support

Coping with the emotional ups and downs of psoriatic arthritis

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

Definition

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

Meditation

Mediterranean diet recipes

Sleep tips

Prevention

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

Hyperparathyroidism

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.

Symptoms

Depression: Diagnosis is key

Fatigue

Headache

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 (CBC)

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: Tips on finding one

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.

Psychotherapy

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation

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.

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