Also called: Clinical depression, Dysthymic disorder, Major depressive disorder, Unipolar depression

Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include Sadness Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy Change in weight Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping Energy loss Feelings of worthlessness Thoughts of death or suicide Depression can run in families, and usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder . There are effective treatments for depression, including antidepressants and talk therapy. Most people do best by using both.

Depression Discussions

  1. link Millieapril
    Depression may be an adverse side-effect of medicines or anaesthetics
    Depression is reported as an adverse side effect of many every day medicines, including drugs for infections, inflamation,acne, anti-malaria, choleste - 86% more...
    Millieapril- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depression
  2. link Jastrick
    does oxycodone effect your depression?
    oxycodone does it make your depression worse?
    Jastrick- over a year ago - in Depression
  3. link Mcqueen
    depression and how it affect me
    First off i had to quiet work at the age of fifty two because of copd and arthritis. my world turn from a colorful world of color to a world of black - 88% more...
    Mcqueen- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depression
  4. link Wingmccrispy
    what is it exactly?! depression or nth at all?
    my weeks are now showing patterns. normally days at work i'd start off with high-energy n even having laughters n socializing with ppl whom i normally - 91% more...
    Wingmccrispy- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Depression
  5. link Jeb1971
    Depression & medication
    Taking prozac and chlopin(sp) for depression. Have to take a benedryl to conteract the allergies I have to mediations...finding it all to not be worki - 43% more...
    Jeb1971- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Depression
  6. link 4gmnaa
    CAN I TAKE WELLBUTRIN WITH TOPROL XL COMBINED?
    I AM TAKING WELLBUTRIN FOR COUPLE OF YEARS NOW (THE LOWEST DOSAGE), IT HELPS A LITTLE, NOT TOO MUCH. NOW, THE DOCTOR PRESCRIBED TOPROL XL FOR ME FOR M - 59% more...
    4gmnaa- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Depression
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