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Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents

Research has shown that, as in adults, depression in children and adolescents can be treated. ... Details >

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health


Also available in: Spanish 

This pamphlet describes the most prevalent types of depressive disorders and the variations in symptoms, severity and persistence. Screening, diagnosis and treatment are discussed along with self-help... Details >

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Depression - The Invisible Disease  External Link

This document provides information about depression and links to related resources, including articles and organizations.... Details >

Kristin Brooks Hope Center  External Link

Depression (PDQ®)

This patient summary on depression is adapted from a summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This brief summary describes the causes and treatment of depression and risk factors an... Details >

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Depression and African Americans  External Link

A common myth about depression is that it is “normal” for certain people to feel depressed—older people, teenagers, new mothers, menopausal women, or those with a chronic illness. The truth is that de... Details >

Mental Health America  External Link

Depression and Alzheimer's Disease  External Link

A fact sheet that discusses depression and Alzheimer's disease and how a caregiver can recognize depression in a family member or patient with Alzheimer's disease.... Details >

American Academy of Family Physicians  External Link

Depression Diagnosis  External Link

Also available in: Hmong  Khmer/Cambodian  Korean  Vietnamese   External Link

This pamphlet lists symptoms to reach a diagnosis of major depression. At least five must be present nearly every day for two weeks or longer without an alternative physical cause, including depressed... Details >

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association   External Link

Depression in Women  External Link

A discussion on clinical depression in women. Topics cover prevalence, contributing factors, gender differences, women’s attitudes toward depression, and more. ... Details >

Mental Health America  External Link

Depression Traced to Overactive Brain Circuit

A brain imaging study by the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has found that an emotion-regulating brain circuit is overactive in people prone to depression — even when they are not de... Details >

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Depression Tutorial

This interactive tutorial on depression offers health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics and audio, this tutorial explains depression in easy-to-read lan... Details >

National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health