Depression Homepage

About one in five people will suffer from depression in their lifetime. You do not have to suffer. Depression is treatable. The goal of this website is to help you understand the causes, symptoms, treatments, and relapse prevention strategies for depression. You can overcome depression.

Depressive Disorders

Major Depression

Learn the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention strategies for depression. Understand the different types of major depression, including persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is periods of alternating high and low moods that are significant enough to have a negative impact on a person’s life. Bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed as depression.

Anxiety

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety and depression often go together. Learn about the symptoms of anxiety, anxiety disorders, causes of anxiety, effective treatments, and the consequences of chronic anxiety.

Tests and Tools

Treatments

Antidepressant Medications

The most effective treatment of depression is a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressants. Learn about the choices, benefits, side effects and guidelines for antidepressants.

St. John’s Wort (Natural Antidepressant)

Medical trials have shown that St. John’s Wort (hypericum) is as effective as prescribed antidepressants for mild depression and can have fewer side effects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a step-by-step method for identifying your negative thinking and replacing it with healthier thinking. It changes your inner dialogue and helps you overcome challenges.

Stress Management and Meditation

Stress management and meditation are being used by medicine to treat anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD. Learn how to meditate and how meditation works.

Help for the Family

Family Support

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Last Modified: August 6, 2018