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Managing Depression

Coping with depression can seem impossible. But with the right combination of medications, good health practices and treatments people with thiis condition can live happy, productive and fulfilling lives.

  • Depression Recovery Center
    Jump start your depression recovery by focusing on mental health and wellness treatments. 
  • The First 48 Hours
    If you or someone you love has just been diagnosed with depression, you may be experiencing a variety of emotions, and you’ve probably got questions—lots of them. We’ve got answers. Here you’ll find articles written by individuals who have been where you are to help you wade through these first few days of understanding your diagnosis and taking steps to find treatment.
  • Tests and Results
    You know something’s not right, and your doctor agrees. What’s next? Here you’ll find an overview of the tests, procedures and possible outcomes you may encounter.
  • Depression Treatment
    Treatment options for depression are extremely varied. Your treatment plan might include medications, various forms of therapy and lifestyle changes. Our guide will give you an idea of what different treatment plans will offer.
  • Quizzes, Assessments and Tools
    Test your knowledge, assess your symptoms and have fun learning about depression with our suite of interactive quizzes and tools!
  • Depression and Teenagers
    Get informed about the symptoms of teenage depression. These signs should alert you to a problem that may need professional counseling.
  • Military Veterans: Depression & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    A growing number of soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from depression, post traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues. Find out why this is occurring and what is being done about this public health crisis.
  • Action Plans
    Once you've been diagnosed, finding treatment and getting better is all about action. Here you'll find the tools you need to figure out your plan for overcoming depression.
  • Create Your Own Caregiving Site
    Keep your friends and family updated, organize the help that comes your way, and create a guest book for encouragement.
  • Insurance Help
    Understanding your health insurance coverage can be frustrating. Our experts, Traci Richards and Stephen Schuster, can help you navigate through the insurance system.