Articles on Depression - Page 2

Henry’s Story with Depression

Henry W., a 44-year-old advertisement company executive, had been married for 17 years before his wife demanded a divorce based on “irreconcilable #8221; Henry and his wife, Mary, had...
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An Overview of Depression Treatment Options

Depression can be treated effectively with antidepressant medications and psychological therapies. Research suggests that antidepressant medications and psychotherapy are equally effective for treating mild to moderate cases of depression....
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Choosing the Best SSRI

As the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression in Great Neck, , pointed out, mood disorders are caused by a flaw in chemistry, not character. That’s why...
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Depression Treatment

Topics Covered in This Depression Treatment Article: Introduction Psychotherapy Hospitalization Medications Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Self-Help Psychotherapy, Medication or Both? References   Introduction This...
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Teenagers and Suicide

Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Each year in the , thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for...
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Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome is the name for a condition when the body has too much serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates many functions, including mood, appetite, and sensory perception....
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Risks of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Modern electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for severe, chronic depression and treatment-resistant depression, although it may occasionally be used to treat other conditions...
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