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  WebMD Depression Health Center - Find depression information and latest health news on depression
A new study shows that more than one in seven women are depressed in the nine months before pregnancy, during their pregnancy, or in the nine months after giving birth.
If you’re battling depression, Patricia Farrell, PhD is the friend you want in the trenches.
Experts agree that postpartum depression is greatly under diagnosed.
www.webmd.com /depression/default.htm   (256 words)

  
  Depression
Depression is very common and affects as many as one in eight people in their teen years.
It refers to a depressive reaction to a specific life event (such as a death, divorce, or other loss) when the adjustment to the loss takes longer than the normally expected time frame or is more severe than expected and interferes with the person's daily activities.
Depression is a strong mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or even longer, and interferes with a person's ability to participate in their normal activities.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/mental_health/depression.html   (2245 words)

  
  Clinical depression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clinical depression is a state of sadness or melancholia that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activities of daily living.
Depression in children is not as obvious as it is in adults.
It is thought that one cause of depression is that an inadequate amount of serotonin, a chemical that the brain uses to transmit signals between nerve cells, is produced.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clinical_depression   (5641 words)

  
 WHO | Depression
Depression is a common mental disorder that presents with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.
Depression is the leading cause of disability as measured by YLDs and the 4th  leading contributor to the global burden of disease (DALYs) in 2000.
By the year 2020, depression is projected to reach 2nd place of the ranking of DALYs calcuated for all ages, both sexes.
www.who.int /mental_health/management/depression/definition/en   (292 words)

  
 AAMFT Consumer Update- Depression
Family members are not immune to the depressive’s negativity -- the never-ending complaints, the steady stream of criticisms, the lack of emotional closeness, and the loss of the ability to have fun together.
The depressed person does not have to ignore his or her health, lose a job, or hurt or alienate family and friends.
Depression is highly responsive to good treatment, and good treatment is available from a variety of sources.
www.aamft.org /families/Consumer_Updates/Depression.asp   (1159 words)

  
 Depression
Depression is very common and affects as many as one in eight people in their teen years.
Occasionally, when depression causes physical symptoms, a person may see their doctor and be relieved to have a normal physical exam.
Depression is a strong mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or even longer, and interferes with a person's ability to participate in their normal activities.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/mental_health/depression.html   (2132 words)

  
 Depression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Depression is now referred to as a mood disorder, and the primary subtypes are major depression, dysthymia (chronic and usually milder depression), and atypical depression.
Depression is an illness that can afflict anyone, regardless of age, race, class, or gender, and it is sometimes referred to as the common cold of mental illness.
Depression in the elderly is associated with a decline in mental functioning, regardless of the presence of dementia.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc08.html   (14020 words)

  
 Depression
Depression is not purely a psychological illness--and it certainly isn't self-indulgent, or brought on by weakness or an unwillingness to take control of your life.
Severely depressed individuals don't have enough serotonin and norepinephrine in their brains, so messages don't get relayed to nerve cells in the way they are supposed to.
While there are no tests that a doctor can order to confirm that you are depressed, he or she will often perform a physical examination and some laboratory studies to rule out medical disorders that can lead to depression, such as thyroid dysfunction or infections.
www.fbhc.org /Patients/Modules/depression.cfm   (1702 words)

  
 Depression Glass from the Glass Encyclopedia
Depression Glass was produced in the USA during the Depression years of the 1920's and 1930's.
Depression Glass was often given away as promotional gifts with other purchases.
If you are looking for depression glass, you can usually find items on offer on ebay - click here to see the depression glass listings currently for sale on ebay.
www.glassencyclopedia.com /depressionglass.html   (369 words)

  
 BBC - Health - Conditions - Depression
Seven to 12 per cent of men suffer from diagnosable depression, and 20 to 25 per cent of women.
The incidence of post-natal depression certainly contributes to the higher figure.
Depression Alliance offers information, support and understanding to people affected by depression, including a network of self-help groups, a correspondence service and scheme, and free information leaflets on the many aspects of depression.
bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/mental_health/disorders_depression.shtml   (1064 words)

  
 Teen Depression: Warning Signs, Information, Getting Help
Depression is defined as an illness when the feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function.
Depressive illness in children and teens is defined when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent's ability to function.
Depression is a real illness that requires professional help, self-help, and support from family and friends.
www.focusas.com /Depression.html   (2201 words)

  
 Depression
Seasonal depression, which medical professionals call seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is depression that occurs only at a certain time of the year, usually winter.
On the contrary, clinical depression is always abnormal and always requires attention from a medical or mental health professional.
Depression affects people of all races, incomes, and ages, but it is 3-5 times more common in the elderly than in young people.
www.emedicinehealth.com /articles/10289-1.asp   (559 words)

  
 NMHA MHIC Factsheet: Depression-What You Need To Know   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Depression causes people to lose pleasure from daily life, can complicate other medical conditions, and can even be serious enough to lead to suicide.
Depression can occur to anyone, at any age, and to people of any race or ethnic group.  Depression is never a “normal” part of life, no matter what your age, gender or health situation. 
Gender — Women experience clinical depression at a rate that is nearly twice that of men.3  While the reasons for this are still unclear, they may include the hormonal changes women go through during menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause.  Other reasons may include the stress caused by the multiple responsibilities that women have.
www.nmha.org /infoctr/factsheets/21.cfm   (706 words)

  
 Depression News
When mothers experience symptoms of depression after the birth of their children they are less likely to breastfeed, play with, read to or perform other interactive parenting tasks with their newborns,...
Antidepressant drugs raise the small risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in depressed children and adolescents, scientists at the Food and Drug Administration are reporting today in a detailed published...
Symptoms of depression could mean more than problems with your mood, it could be a red flag for dementia.
www.topix.net /health/depression   (668 words)

  
 Depression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Depressive Reaction: A situational (exogenous) reactive depression that represents an understandable adaptive response to a significant loss or stressful life situation; a sense of despondency and distress, comparatively mild to moderate, usually self-limiting with a duration of 2 weeks to 6 months.
Depressive Illness: A spontaneous (endogenous) unexplained and seeminly unprovoked depression of moderate to severe degree; characterized by (1) a depressed mood - sadness, dejection, hopelessness, despair; (2) reduced energy level - loss of interest, fatigue, inability to functin effectively; (3) guilt.
Causes: Depressive reactions are normal mood responses to the stresses and strains of daily life.
home.blarg.net /~charlatn/depression/DepMeds.html   (1742 words)

  
 The Depressed Child - AACAP Facts For Families # 4
Depression is defined as an illness when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function.
The behavior of depressed children and teenagers may differ from the behavior of depressed adults.
Depressed children and adolescents are at increased risk for committing suicide.
www.aacap.org /publications/factsfam/depressd.htm   (641 words)

  
 Depression - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Depression is a disorder that affects your thoughts, moods, feelings, behavior and even your physical health.
Depression is a medical disorder with a biological and chemical basis.
Depression is much more than grieving or a bout of the blues.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/depression/DS00175   (279 words)

  
 CBS.com
There may be life events that are catalysts to depression, but experts reiterate that it is largely a physical disease, affected by brain chemistry and function, and it is a medical disease as much as diabetes or a heart condition.
The interview also reveals how depression affected a trip that Mike undertook to Lebanon to interview the head of Hezbollah, Sheikh Fadlallah, who was suspected of masterminding the bombing that killed hundreds of US Marines in Beirut...
Depression is a dangerous and debilitating disease, which, unless effectively treated, can cause considerable suffering and even tragic loss of lives.
www.cbs.com /cbs_cares/depression/index.shtml   (733 words)

  
 Clinical and Manic Depression Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
A depressive disorder is a syndrome (group of symptoms) that reflects a sad mood exceeding normal sadness or grief.
Depression symptoms are characterized not only by negative thoughts, moods, and behaviors, but also by specific changes in bodily functions (for example, irregular eating, sleeping, crying spells, and decreased libido).
Depression is usually first identified in a primary-care setting, not in a mental health practitioner's office.
www.medicinenet.com /depression/article.htm   (1013 words)

  
 Depression
Depression is a type of mental disorder that affects a person’s mood.
First, there are two kinds of depression: The sad kind, called major depression, or dysthymia; and manic-depression or bipolar illness, when feeling down and depressed alternates with being speeded-up and sometimes acting reckless.
When depression is so bad that you can't focus on anything else, when it interferes with your life in an overwhelming way, medication might be necessary, in addition to counseling.
www.coolnurse.com /depression.htm   (943 words)

  
 Dealing with the Depths of Depression
Many people simply don't know what depression is. "A lot of people still believe that depression is a character flaw or caused by bad parenting," says Mary Rappaport, a spokeswoman for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She explains that depression cannot be overcome by willpower, but requires medical attention.
The three main categories of depression are major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar depression (sometimes referred to as manic depression).
Studies of identical twins confirm that depression and genes are related, finding that if one twin of an identical pair suffers from depression, the other has a 70 percent chance of developing the disease.
www.fda.gov /fdac/features/1998/498_dep.html   (2705 words)

  
 Depression: What is it? „hat to do About It?
Other times, however, the reasons for our depression are not quite as clear; that is, there may not be just one "cause," but a variety of contributing factors that accumulate over time and lead us to that feeling of being defeated, demoralized, hopeless, helpless, depressed.
Medications generally are not seen as substitutes for therapy, but work best together with therapy not only to relieve the depressive symptoms but to enhance the person's understanding of the depression and expand his or her coping strategies for dealing with the conditions that led to depression in the first place.
Depression is an illness in which factors such as genetics, chemical changes in the body and external events may play an important role.
www.utexas.edu /student/cmhc/booklets/depression/depress.html   (4311 words)

  
 BBC - Health - Conditions - Depression
As with many mental health problems, there are a number of symptoms of depression and it's very rare for all of them to occur in one person.
The incidence of postnatal depression certainly contributes to the higher figure.
Depression Alliance offers information and support to people affected by depression, including a network of self-help groups.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/mental_health/disorders_depression.shtml   (825 words)

  
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 eMedicine - Depression : Article by Ravinder N Bhalla, MD
Psychosis, when it occurs in the context of unipolar depression, usually is congruent in its content with the patient's mood state; for example, the patient may experience delusions of worthlessness or some progressive physical decline.
Screening Assessment of Depression-Polarity (SAD-P) found presence of delusions during a current episode of major depression, a number of prior episodes of depression, and a family history of major depression or mania to be highly correlated with bipolar major depression (Solomon, 2006).
In severe depression during pregnancy, especially in cases of psychosis, agitation, or severe retardation, ECT can be the safest and quickest treatment option.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic532.htm   (7664 words)

  
 Postpartum Depression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But true clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended time.
Depression that occurs during pregnancy or within a year after delivery is called perinatal depression.
The difference between postpartum depression and the baby blues is that postpartum depression often affects a woman’s well-being and keeps her from functioning well for a longer period of time.
www.4woman.gov /faq/postpartum.htm   (1744 words)

  
 Depression
Depression is a pervasive and impairing illness that affects both women and men, but women experience depression at roughly twice the rate of men.
Depressive disorders, which include major depressive disorder (unipolar depression), dysthymic disorder (chronic, mild depression), and bipolar disorder (manic-depression), can have far reaching effects on the functioning and adjustment of young people.
Depression can strike anyone, but people with diabetes, a serious disorder that afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans, may be at greater risk.
www.athealth.com /Consumer/newsletter/FPN_4_28.html   (539 words)

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