Table of Contents:
- An Introduction to the Depression Series
- Types of Depression
- Symptoms of Depression and Mania
- Causes of Depression
- Depression in Women, Seniors and Children
- Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment
- How to Help Yourself if You are Depressed
- Where to Get Help
- Further Information
We recommend checking out additional online resources for depression that have been reviewed by Psych Central. Also, you may be interested in our thriving online support group for depression.
There are also a number of real-world organizations and resources available if you’re interested in further information about depression and depressive disorders. Most additional information is available both online or by calling the organization directly and asking it to be sent via regular postal mail. These organizations are very willing to help you confidentially learn more about depressive illness and to find help if need be. Please don’t hesitate to seek treatment for depression if you need to.
National Institute of Mental Health
Information Resources and Inquiries Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Depression brochures: 1-800-421-4211
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
National Foundation for Depressive Illness, Inc.
P.O. Box 2257
New York, NY 10016
Mental Health America
(formerly the National Mental Health Association)
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Telephone: 703-684-7722; 1-800-969-NMHA (6642)
- Frank E, Karp JF, and Rush AJ (1993). Efficacy of treatments for major depression.
Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 29:457-75.
- Lebowitz BD, Pearson JL, Schneider LS, Reynolds CF, Alexopoulos GS, Bruce
MI, Conwell Y, Katz IR, Meyers BS, Morrison MF, Mossey J, Niederehe G, and Parmelee
P (1997). Diagnosis and treatment of depression in late life: Consensus
statement update. Journal of the American Medical Association, 278:1186-90.
- Robins LN and Regier DA (Eds) (1990). Psychiatric Disorders in America,
The Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study, New York: The Free Press.
- Vitiello B and Jensen P (1997). Medication development and testing in children
and adolescents. Archives of General Psychiatry, 54:871-6.
Grohol, J. (2006). Further Information About Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 28, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/further-information-about-depression/000643
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 Jan 2013
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.