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Depression

Understanding Depression - VHL HealthSheet #MHDepression_VA
Learn more about depression and what you can do to help a loved one.
Do I Have Depression? - VHL HealthSheet #TY6747_VA
Depression is a medical problem that needs treatment. If you think you may be depressed, see your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment right away.
Symptoms of Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA25647_VA
The symptoms of depression may be hard to notice at first. Learn what to look for.
Depression: When to Call Your Health Care Provider - VHL HealthSheet #AA25709_VA
If you have been diagnosed with depression, learn about when to call your health care provider.
Exams and Tests for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA25735_VA
Depression may be diagnosed when you talk with your healthcare provider.
Treatment for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA25747_VA
Depression can be treated in various ways.
Medicines for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA25805_VA
Antidepressant medicines may improve or completely relieve the symptoms of depression.
Medicine for Depression: Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants - VHL HealthSheet #HW29398_VA
These medicines are used to help the symptoms of major depression. They may be used when other types of antidepressants do not work.
Medicine for Depression: MAOIs - VHL HealthSheet #HW29535_VA
These medicines balance certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters by blocking monoamine oxidase.
Medicine for Depression: SSRIs - VHL HealthSheet #HW29716_VA
SSRIs work as well for depression as other types of antidepressants, but they often have less severe side effects.
Other Antidepressants for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #HW29806_VA
There are other antidepressant medicines available to treat depression. All these antidepressants are pills taken by mouth.
Helping a Loved One with Depression - VHL HealthSheet #UG5180_VA
If someone you care about is depressed, you may feel helpless. Here are some tips to help.
Depression in Older Adults - VHL HealthSheet #UG5127_VA
Older adults may go through major life changes or challenges that trigger depression.
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