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Depression is a mood disorder. Learn about its causes, symptoms & treatments, and discover strategies for preventing depression. Continue reading![read article]

Tests for Depression

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Beck Depression Inventory
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Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Psychological Analysis
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Whether you're going to see your doctor for a routine checkup or are admitted to the hospital, your doctor needs information about how your body is functioning...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Depression

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SERTRALINE (SER tra leen) is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-trauma stress, premenstrual ...  More
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FLUOXETINE (floo OX e teen) belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It helps to treat mood problems such as depression...  More
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PAROXETINE (pa ROX e teen) is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post traumatic...  More
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VENLAFAXINE (VEN la fax een) is used to treat depression, anxiety and panic disorder.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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MAPROTILINE (ma PROE ti leen) is used to treat depression. This medicine also helps to relieve anxiety associated with depression.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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IMIPRAMINE (im IP ra meen) is used to treat depression. This medicine can also help children who have a nighttime bed wetting problem.  More
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FLUVOXAMINE (floo VOX a meen) is an antidepressant. It is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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ESCITALOPRAM (es sye TAL oh pram) is used to treat depression and certain types of anxiety.  More
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DULOXETINE (doo LOX e teen) is an antidepressant. It is used to treat depression. It is also used to treat pain caused by complications of diabetes or pain caused b...  More
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CLOMIPRAMINE (kloe MI pra meen) is an antidepressant. It is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.  More
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PHENELZINE (FEN el zeen) is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat depression in patients who may also have anxiety. This medicine is usually onl...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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TRANYLCYPROMINE (tran il SIP roe meen) is an monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat depression.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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AMITRIPTYLINE; CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE (a mee TRIP ti leen; klor dye az e POX ide) is an anti-depressant and a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat depression with anxiety.  More
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ARIPIPRAZOLE (ay ri PIP ray zole) is an atypical antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, and to treat...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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ISOCARBOXAZID (eye soe kar BOX azid) is an monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat depression.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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SELEGILINE (se LE ji leen) is an monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat major depression.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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vilazodone
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Over the Counter Medications for Depression

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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Medical Procedures for Depression

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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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Interpersonal Therapy
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for certain mental illnesses. During this therapy a precise, timed electrical current is passed through a patient...  More
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
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Family Psychotherapy
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation
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Alternative Procedures for Depression What's this?

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Various forms of therapeutic superficial tissue manipulation have been practiced for thousands of years across cultures. Chinese use of massage dates to 1600 BC, an...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Efficacy Grade C
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Depression

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Among the new treatments for Parkinson's disease, one of the most talked-about is a high-tech device that triggers deep brain stimulation. Recently approved by ...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Depression What's this?

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Extracts of Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John's wort) have been recommended traditionally for a wide range of medical conditions. The most common modern-day us...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body) secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormo...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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5-HTP is the precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is obtained commercially from the seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia . 5-HTP has been suggested...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food and folic acid is the synthetic form of this vitamin. Folic acid is we...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. It has been used cosmetically and medicinally throughout history. In modern time...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Coleus species have been used in the Asian traditional medicine to treat angina, asthma, bronchitis, epilepsy, insomnia, skin rashes, and a wide range of digestive ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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SAMe was first discovered in 1953 by a researcher named Cantoni. It is formed in the body from methionine and adenosine triphosphate in a reaction catalyzed by meth...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The main function of L-carnitine is to transfer long-chain fatty acids in the form of their acyl-carnitine esters across the inner mitochondrial membrane before bet...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The main function of L-carnitine is to transfer long-chain fatty acids in the form of their acyl-carnitine esters across the inner mitochondrial membrane before bet...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine and for myelin formation. Pyridoxine deficiency in adult...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness a...  More
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Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. Ginkgo is used for the treatment of ...  More
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Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, which is involved in vital metabolic processes in the body and is necessary for normal cell function, growth, and energy prod...  More
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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