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Depression

  • Overview of Mood Disorders

    Mood disorders refer to a category of mental health problems that include all types of depression and bipolar disorder. Mood disorders are sometimes called affective disorders.

  • Major Depression

    You may have depression if you have a persistent sad or "empty" mood, or if you find it difficult to concentrate or make decisions.

  • When and How to Stop Antidepressant Medication

    Deciding when and how to stop taking several popular antidepressants is something you should always discuss with your health care provider.

  • SAD: Let the Light In

    During the dark days of winter, many people develop signs of depression that are tied to the changing amount of daylight.

  • The Metabolic Syndrome: At Risk for Depression

    People with more visceral fat or an apple-shaped body—two factors associated with the metabolic syndrome—are more likely to have depression.

  • Keeping Active May Keep Depression at Bay

    In addition to helping your physical health, getting active can boost your mental health, too.

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