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Depression.  Why Me?

Depression Causes

Depression can be caused by a number of things, such as environmental, biological or genetic factors.  Or, your depression can be caused by a combination of the three. Read our guide to learn more about the causes and treatments of depression.
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Depression Symptoms

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    Diagnosing Depression
    If you haven't been feeling so hot lately, check out depression diagnosis guide, with information on screening tests and common symptoms. 
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    Depression Symptom Checker
    Use this tool to check symptoms of depression or other mental and physical health conditions that you or a loved one are experiencing by clicking on the affected body part. 
  • Dysthymia and Depression: What's the Difference?
    Dysthymia and Depression are commonly confused. But, just what are the differences? Follow, Dr. Ballas as he compares the two similar conditions.

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Depression Myths Quiz

Do you have all the facts straight on depression? Take this quiz and find out!
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See What Our Experts are Saying...

  • Real Life Depression Symptoms
    I figured that I couldn't be the only one who didn't recognize my own depression, so here is my partial list of real-life depression symptoms.
  • Recognizing the Early Signs of Depression
    Recognizing depression in the early stages can be crucial to help you fight bouts of depression. Read how to identify depression before it starts. 
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    Understanding Postpartum Depression
    Use this guide to identify symptoms of postpartum depression and learn strategies for feeling like yourself again after the birth of a child.
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    Depression or Sadness: How Do You Know?
    Are you clinically depressed or just sad? Learn how to tell the difference.
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    Depression in Men
    Many people still believe that only women are affected by depression, which can leave many men undiagnosed.  Join Psychologist Jerry Kennard as he explores depression in men.