Antidepressants – What You Should Know

Antidepressants – What You Should Know

Depression is a medical disorder, like diabetes. The types of medication used to treat depression are called antidepressants. Research has found that antidepressants are effective, but it’s not clear exactly how they work. One thing they all have in common is that...
Family Support for Depression – How You Can Help

Family Support for Depression – How You Can Help

For people with depression, a healthy environment of family support is vital to their recovery. Even though depression can be a frustrating illness, family and friends can help in many ways. Encourage Treatment and Rehabilitation Depression is treatable. Medications,...
What Causes Depression?

What Causes Depression?

What Causes Depression… and How Common Is It? There is no simple answer to what causes depression, but it is a common psychiatric disorder. In fact, between 15 to 20 percent of people experience an episode of major depression during their lifetime, no matter the...
What Is Depression?

What Is Depression?

Major Depression: The Symptoms Everyone gets sad sometimes. But major depression is a medical condition, and goes far beyond just feeling blue. And, like any other medical condition, it requires medical treatment. Different people experience depression in different...