Depression is a disturbance in mood characterized by varying degrees of sadness, disappointment, loneliness, hopelessness, self-doubt, and guilt. Most people tend to feel depressed at one time or another, but some people may experience these feelings more frequently or with deeper, more lasting, effects. In some cases, depression can last for months or even years. A person experiencing severe depression may experience extreme fluctuations in moods or even a desire for complete withdrawal from daily routine and/or the outside world.
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All About Depression
Dr. Prentiss Price-Evans provides details about depression, its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
APA Help Center
Provides information on depression, articles and how to find a psychologist.
Australian organization provides information about depression to consumers, carers and health professionals. Includes causes, treatments, personal stories and forum.
BluePages Depression Information
Information about depression compiled by the Australian National University's Centre for Mental Health Research includes ratings for what works and what does not in treatment options, explains the meaning of "scientific evidence" and provides a forum.
British foundation set up to support, help and inspire those affected by the illness. Provides articles, podcasts and a blog. Also provides a 'buddy box' subscription service (monthly self-care products and treats).
A test that scores you on six different types of depression, and provides background information on each of these types.
Information about clinical depression, including self-help and support.
Depressed? Read Abraham Lincoln's Words
Contains information about Abraham Lincoln and depression.
(US) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists offers details about depression symptoms and treatments, for patients and relatives.
Offers details about depression, how it affects the emotions and the body, and the treatments available.
A resource on depression operated by Australian mental health consumers and carers. Includes peer support in messageboard and chat rooms, stories, research and treatments.
Endegenous Depression Help
A blog that describes endogenous depression, written and compiled by a fellow sufferer.
HealthyPlace.com Depression Community
How to diagnose, manage and treat depression. Includes antidepressant medication information, hosted support groups, chatrooms, and online tests.
Holisticonline: Depression Infocenter
Information on symptoms, causes and types of depressive illness. Treatment strategies include both conventional and alternative medicine.
Mayo Clinic: Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)
Includes symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, coping skills, and alternative medicine.
Information and resources about depression and its causes.
United States Court of Appeals,Sixth Circuit: Sova vs. City of Mt. Pleasant
Warns parents with children who suffer from depression to keep their children away from the police.
Symptoms, treatment and coping with the illness.
WebMD - Depression Resource
Educational resource on depression and depressive disorders, including links to full text articles.
WebMD Depression Health Center
Provides explanations of symptoms, medications, and therapy.
Wikipedia: Major Depressive Disorder
Includes van Gogh painting, descriptions of treatments, signs and symptoms and causes.
Wing of Madness Depression Guide
Created by an individual who has experience with clinical depression, the site provides information on symptoms/diagnosis, treatment and coping, with news and links.
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