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Depression

Depressed is a commonly used term to describe how someone is feeling. In casual use, people often use the term “depressed” to describe how they feel about various difficult or disappointing events such as a favorite sports teams losing, the start of a new workweek or rainy weather on the...

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Overview Behavioral Activation (BA) is an effective psychotherapy for the treatment of depression. Sometimes depression can become a vicious cycle where people stop doing things or being social because of their depressive symptoms, which in turn, worsens the depression because people become may...
Overview. Selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed medications for depression. The name “selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor” indicates how the medicine works in the brain by altering serotonin, one of the brains naturally occurring chemical messengers...
Overview. For many people, it is most easily apparent that depression is an important problem because of the personal suffering that it can inflict on those who experience it. And, indeed, the personal suffering depression causes is troubling. In addition to this suffering, depression also has...
Overview. Although it may be surprising to many people, forms of depression are among some of the most common health conditions out there. Major Depressive Disorder is the most commonly diagnosed form of depression. Because of the frequency with which it is seen, depression is sometimes nicknamed...

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