Antidepressant Medications Major depression, the kind of depression that will most likely benefit from treatment with medications, is more than just “the blues.” It is a condition that lasts 2 weeks or more, and interferes with a person’s ability to carry on daily tasks and enjoy activities that previously brought pleasure. This is an overview article about the types of antidepressant medications available to people. http://psychcentral.com/lib/antidepressant-medications/000451 -
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Choosing the Best SSRI There are now five prescription drugs in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) approved in the United States for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bulimia nervosa, anxiety, panic disorder and other medical conditions such as PMS. This raises the question: Does any member of the class provide better symptom relief or reduce serious or long-lasting side effects in treating these conditions?
Efficacy of Psychotherapy for Depression The American Psychological Association's Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) has compiled some excellent information about the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression. Most notably, users may click on three different types of psychotherapy (behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and interpersonal therapy) to find consumer-friendly summaries of clinical research findings about the relative efficacy of each type. http://www.apa.org/divisions/div12/rev_est/ -
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Is Depression a Disease?Top Rated A lengthy transcript of an excellent debate between some of the thought leaders in the area of depression and depression theory. Debate participants included Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., and Ron Leifer, M.D. (on the "No, it's not" side) and Donald F. Klein, M.D., Frederick K. Goodwin, M.D., and Peter Kramer, M.D. (on the "Yes, it is" side). A very interesting read. http://www.szasz.com/isdepressionadiseasetranscript.html -
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Women and Depression This is an article describing the effects of depression on women and the unique way in which women cope with depressive feelings.
For both women and men, rates of major depression are highest among the separated and divorced, and lowest among the married, while remaining always higher for women than for men. The quality of a marriage, however, may contribute significantly to depression. Lack of an intimate, confiding relationship, as well as overt marital disputes, have been shown to be related to depression in women. In fact, rates of depression were shown to be highest among unhappily married women. http://psychcentral.com/lib/women-and-depression/0001290 -
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