Depression

Inside the condition centers at ThirdAge.com you can learn more about all conditions, including Depression. Research the condition by topics such as causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and more. Learn how to take action with information on Depression treatment options, prevention methods, support groups, and more. Select a topic below for more information.

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What is Depression?

Depression is a serious condition that involves your body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself, and the way you think about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better.

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Nasal Spray May Stop Depression
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New research from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City shows that an antidepressant nasal spray can become effective within 24 hours – an unusually rapid amount of time. The ketamine spray was Read more →
Why It May Be More Than "The Blues"
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Everyone feels blue now and then. It’s part of life. But if you no longer enjoy activities that you usually like, there may be a more serious problem. Feeling depressed without letup can change Read more →
Depression and Lifestyle Changes
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Discussing healthy eating habits with a nutrition coach was as effective as talk therapy in preventing major depression among older adults with mild symptoms of mood disorder, according to researchers Read more →

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Learn what Depression is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Depression Causes
Causes
What causes Depression? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Depression Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Depression? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Depression Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Depression Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Depression symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Depression Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Depression
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Depression.
Depression Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Depression Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Depression? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Depression Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Depression treatment options are available?
Depression Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Depression Doctors
Find a Doctor
Do you need to contact a doctor about Depression? Select a location to find a specialist in your area.

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