Depression Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Why Does Depression Make You Lose Weight?
Why can depression lead to loss of appetite and weight loss, even when you don't really want to lose weight? What can you do to keep healthy when you don't really feel like eating?

Why Does Depression Make You Gain Weight?
Why does depression cause weight gain and what can you do to drop those unwanted pounds?

Is Depression Normal for a Teenager?
Adolescence can be a difficult time for many teenagers and certainly it's normal for all of us to experience occasional moodiness or sadness. But, when does teenage depression become something abanormal that we should be concerned about?

Blurred Vision and Antidepressants
Blurred vision is most commonly associated with tricyclic antidepressants, which block the receptor for acetylcholine, causing the eyes to become dry.

Is St. John's Wort Safe During Pregnancy
Is St. John's Wort a safe alternative to prescription medications during pregnancy?

St. John's Wort Drug Interactions With Antidepressants?
Are there any potential drug interactions with the herbal antidepressant St. John's wort and and other antidepressants?

What Are the Major Classes of Antidepressants
A review of the major classes of antidepressants, including SSRIs, SNRIs, MAOIs, tricyclics and newer medications.

Why Do I Get Depressed in the Summer?
Why do I always get depressed in the summer? Is it a coincidence or is there a real biological reason for my summer depression?

Is Depression Normal After Quitting Smoking?
Is depression to be expected when you quit smoking and what can you do to deal with it or even prevent it from happening?

Is Depression a Normal Part of Life?
Is it normal to feel depressed sometimes? When does depression become a condition requiring treatment?

Are People Born With Depression?
Although it is possible to be born with depression, there are several interlocking factors which influence a person's risk for developing this condition.

Does Cutting Mean That Someone Is Suicidal?
If someone is cutting themselves does this necessarily mean that they are feeling suicidal?

3 Ways Writing Can Become a Tool for Healing
Tessa Shafer is the author of

Q. Does Wellbutrin Cause Hair Loss?
Does Wellbutrin cause hair loss? Our expert provides an answer.

What Are Neurotransmitters - Chemistry of Depression
You've probably probably heard the term

Which Neurotransmitters Are Associated With Depression
There are three basic molecules that have been associated with depression: serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Learn more about these molecules. Page 2.

The Chemistry of Depression
References for the article

Mild, Moderate or Severe Depression?
What are the differences between mild, moderate and severe depression?

Antidepressants for Children and Teens: New Strategies May Reduce Suicide Risk
Details of how researchers are Johns Hopkins University are working to develop a two-pronged strategy that will reduce the risk for suicide in children and teens who beginning treatment with an SSRI antidepressant were announced in May 2015.

Dysthymic Disorder
Ellen Fitzkee, author of

How Do Depressed People Act?
Just how do depressed people act? Are there any behaviors that are typical of a person with depression?

If Alcohol Is a Depressant, Can It Make Me Feel More Depressed?
If alcohol is a depressant, does this mean that it can make me feel more depressed?

Debunking the Stigma of Depression
P.D. Alleva, MSW, owner of Lifescape Solutions and Evolve Mental Health, attempts to debunk the stigma that surrounds a depression diagnosis in the hope of convincing more people to get the treatment that they need for their depression.

Is It My Fault That I'm Depressed?
My family seems to think it's my fault that I'm depressed and if I just tried harder I could get over it. Is it really my fault that I'm depressed?

Is This as Good as It Gets? How to Know If Your Antidepressant Is Working
If you aren't getting the wonderful response that's often depicted in pharmaceutical ads, does this mean your antidepressant isn't working like it should? How do you know when your antidepressant isn't really helping you?

Can Babies Get Depressed?
Can babies become depressed? How do you recognize the signs of depression in an infant?

How Many Calories Are There in Depression Medications Like Zoloft and Paxil?
How many calories are in depression medications like Paxil? Do they contain enough calories to cause weight gain? What steps can I take in order to lose weight while taking this medication for my depression?

Phenelzine (Nardil)
Resources about the medication Phenelzine (Nardil).

What Are the Physical Signs of Depression?
How can I know my friend is depressed if she isn't willing to tell me?

Recognize Depression in the Workplace
A simple how to how to recognize depression in the workplace, from your About Guide.

It Might Not Be the Flu!
If you're feeling fluish after recently stopping an antidepressant it may not be a bug you've come down with. Many antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms.

Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Side Effects
Do you know what to do if you experience any of the rare, but more serious, side effects of Cymbalta?

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Depression
What are omega-3 fatty acids? Are they a safe and effective alternative to antidepressants in the treatment of depression?

How to Avoid Discontinuation Syndrome
If you stop taking your antidepressant too abruptly you can experience something called discontinuation syndrome. Learn about the best way to avoid it.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
Information about a type of psychotherapy called Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy.

Amphetamine Mixed Salts (Adderall)
Information about the Attention Deficit Disorder drug Amphetamine Mixed Salts (Adderall).

Amoxapine (Asendin)
Information about the drug Amoxapine (Asendin).

Thioridazine (Mellaril)
Resources about the medication Thioridazine (Mellaril).

Triazolam (Halcion)
Resources about the medication Triazolam (Halcion).

Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)
Resources about the medication Trifluoperazine (Stelazine).

Haloperidol (Haldol)
Resources about the medication Haloperidol (Haldol).

Risperidone (Risperidal)
Resources about the medication Risperidone (Risperidal).

Resources about the medication Sulpiride.

Trihexyphenidyl (Artane)
Resources about the medication Trihexyphenidyl (Artane).

Trimipramine (Rhotrimine, Surmontil)
Resources about the medication Trimipramine (Rhotrimine, Surmontil).

Verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Veralan, Covera-HS)
Resources about the medication Verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Veralan, Covera-HS).

Vigabatrin (Sabril)
Resources about the medication Vigabatrin (Sabril).

Zaleplon (Sonata)
Zaleplon (Sonata) Resoures. Depression.

Ziprasidone (Geodon).
Resources about the medication Ziprasidone (Geodon).

Zopiclone (Imovane)
Resources about the medication Zopiclone (Imovane).

Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Resources about the medication Gabapentin (Neurontin).

Perphenazine (Etrafon, Trilafon)
Resources about the medication Perphenazine (Etrafon, Trilafon).

Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Resources about the medication Phenytoin (Dilantin).

Pimozide (Orap)
Resources about the medication Pimozide (Orap).

Pipotiazine (Piportil)
Resources about the medication Pippotiazine (Piportil).

Primidone (Mysoline)
Resources about the medication Primidone (Mysoline).

Protripyline (Triptil, Vivactil)
Resources about the medication Protripyline (Triptil, Vivactil).

Quetiapine (Seroquel)
Resources about the medication Quetiapine (Seroquel).

Flupenthioxol (Fluanxol)
Resources about the medication Flupenthixol (Fluanxol).

Fluphenazine (Modecate, Permitil, Prolixin)
Resources about the medication Fluphenazine (Modecate, Permitil, Prolixin).

Flurazepam (Dalmane)
Resources about the medication Flurazepam (Dalmane).

Oxazepam (Serax)
Resources about the medication Oxazepam (Serax).

Chlorpromazine (Thorazine, Largactil)
Resources about the medication Chlorpromazine (Thorazine, Largactil).

Lorazepam (Ativan)
Resources about the medication Lorazepam (Ativan).

Loxapine (Loxapac, Loxitane)
Resources about the medication Loxapine (Loxipac, Loxitane).

Maprotiline (Ludiomil)
Resources about the medication Maprotiline (Ludiomil).

Moclobemide (Manerix)
Resources about the medication Moclobemide (Manerix, Aurorix).

Clozapine (Clozaril)
Clozapine (Clozaril) Resoures. Depression.

Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine)
Resources about the medication Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine).

Diazapam (T-Quil, Valium)
Resources about the medication Diazapam (T-Quil, Valium).

Divalproex (Depakote, Depakene, Epival, Valproate, Valproic Acid)
Resources about the medication Divalproex (Depakote, Depakene, Epival, Valproate, Valproic Acid).

Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
Resources about the medication Lamotrigine (Lamictal).

Lithium (Carbolith, Cibalith-S, Duralith, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithizine, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs)
Resources about the medication Lithium (Carbolith, Cibalith-S, Duralith, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithizine, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs).

Male Depression - Repressed Emotions
One of the differences between men and women when it comes to depression is that men are more resistant to showing their feelings. Learn more about this.

Male Depression - Grief and Loss
Information about the special issues that men face with grief and loss.

Male Depression - Suicide
Men are more likely to commit suicide, especially by violent means. Resources that explore why this occurs.

Male Depression - Sexual Abuse
Depression among men and boys who have been sexually abused.

Names Beginning With "Q"
An index of information sites about the most common psychiatric medications beginning with the letter

Online Support - Mailing Lists
If you sign up for a mailing list you will receive a copy of all letters that are posted to the list. You may choose which you would like to respond to and your response will be mailed to the other members.

Creativity and Depression - Poetry
People with depression express themselves themselves through poetry.

Suicide - Organizations
Organizations for suicide prevention, education, awareness, crisis intervention and survivor support.

FAQ: Are These Supplements Safe With Prozac?
Q: Are Ginkgo Biloba, megavitamins and Green Tea safe to take with Prozac? If yes, which name brands do you recommend for the Ginkgo and megavitamin? Where do you buy them at?

Depression in Young Children
Learn about one of the most overlooked depressed populations, young children.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
If you experience chronic anxiety and worry, especially if there is no basis for it in your life, you may suffer from GAD. People with this condition are often described as being

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Individuals with this disorder feel a compulsion to perform certain activities repetitively. The may perform rituals of behavior in order to feel secure.

Treatments - Drug Therapy - page 2 of 2
Pages with deal with drug treatment of depression in a general way.

Newsletter Past Issues - page 3 of 4
Past issues of the Living with Depression Newsletter.

Newsletter Past Issues - page 4 of 4
Past issues of the Living with Depression Newsletter. Depression FAQ
Find answers to your most frequently asked questions from your Guide to Depression, Nancy Schimelpfening.

Information about the link between ADD or ADHD and depression.

Agoraphobia is often misunderstood as a fear of crowds or a fear of open spaces. The clinical definition of agoraphobia is a fear of situations or places in which

Treatments - Alternative Med. - 5-HTP
About the supplement 5-HTP as a treatment for depression.

Treatments - Alternative Med. - SAM-e
About the supplement SAM-e as an alternative treatment for depression.

Bipolar Disorder - Causes
What causes bipolar disorder. The role of genetics, environment, viruses, and other causes of manic depression.

Bipolar Disorder - Diagnosis
Signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression) and diagnostic tests.

Bipolar Disorder - General Information
Information links about bipolar disorder (manic depression).

Bipolar Disorder - Medications and Treatment
Resources dealing with medications and treatments for manic depression or bipolar disorder.

The Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Creativity
About bipolar disorder and it's link to creative personalities.

Bipolar Disorder - Support
Online support groups for those with bipolar disorder (manic depression).

Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms
How to recognize and cope with the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder: depression, mania and hypomania.

Borderline Personality Disorder
Those with borderline personality exhibit impulsive, usually self-destructive, behaviors. They are highly unstable emotionally, and develop wide mood swings in response to stressful events.

Chronic Illness and Depression
Resources dealing with chronic illness and associated depression.

Chronic Pain and Depression
Information and resources dealing with depression associated with chronic pain and the use of antidepressants for pain management.

Combat and War Related PTSD
Information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related to military service.

Treatments - Combined Psychotherapy and Drug Therapy
Information about the treatment of depression with combined medication and talk therapy.

Bipolar Disorder - Cyclothymia
Cyclothymia is a chronic form of bipolar disorder consisting of short periods of mild depression and short periods of hypomania (lasting a few days to a few weeks), separated by short periods of normal mood.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Depressed
Self-medication is a common phenomenon among depressed persons. When depression is co-existent with drug or alcohol abuse, this is known as dual diagnosis and presents a unique treatment challenge.

Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Side-Effects
Members share their personal experiences with Cymbalta (duloxetine). First hand accounts of what side-effects you can expect with the drug Cymbalta.

Fact Sheets About PTSD
Fact sheets about PTSD.

Treatments - Alt. Med - Flower Essences
The Bach system treats mental disorders using flower essences, with each essence being directed towards a particular symtom, such as worry, hopelessness or irritability. It is composed of 38 flowers placed into 7 general categories of symptoms.

Grief & Loss - For Children
Resources to help children who are experiencing grief and loss.

Grief & Loss - How to Offer Comfort to the Grieving
How you can offer comfort to those who are grieving a loss.

Grief and Loss - Memorials
Learn how to build an online memorial for your loved one or visit memorials created by others.

Grief & Loss - For Men
Sites dedicated to the unique grief issues of men.

Grief & Loss - Death in the Line of Duty
Certain professions such as the military and law enforcement put men and women in harm's way on a frequent basis. Grief and loss resources for friends and family of these brave individuals.

Grief & Loss - Loss of a Parent
Grief and loss resources for children who have lost a parent.

Grief & Loss - Loss of a Pet
Pets can be some of our best friends because they love us unconditionally. Resources to support you when you lose your animal friends.

Grief & Loss - The Grieving Process
Resources to help you understand and cope with the stages of grief and loss.

Grief & Loss - Loss of a Sibling
Grief and loss resources to support you after the loss of a brother or sister.

Grief & Loss - For Teens
Grief and loss resources for teens.

Grief & Loss - For Women
Grief and loss resources for the unique issues that women face.

Treatments - Alt. Med. - Homeopathy
This therapy is based upon the premise that if large amounts of a substance create symptoms of disease then highly diluted solutions of this same substance will effect a cure. These pages cover the use of homeopathic medicines to treatment depression symptoms.

Low Carb Recipe Index
One of the ways I've dealt with my depression is through a low carb diet. Not only are my moods more stable, but my energy is up and my weight is down. The following are some of my favorite recipes.

PTSD After Natural Disasters
Information about PTSD related to natural disasters.

PTSD Organizations
Organizations that deal with PTSD.

Panic/Anxiety Disorders and Depression
Information about disorders which commonly occur simultaneously with depression such as OCD, Panic & Anxiety, and PTSD.

Panic Disorder
A panic attack consists of period of feeling intense fear and discomfort and may make you feel as if you are even dying. A condition in which this occurs repeatedly and without warning is known as panic disorder.

State Psychological Assocations
Many state psychological associations offer referral directories composed of their own members. These have been indexed here by state.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
This disorder is one that affects survivors or a traumatic event such as war, abuse, or natural disaster.

PTSD Related to Sexual Abuse and Rape
Information about PTSD related to sexual abuse and rape.

Social Anxiety Disorder
Social phobia, also known as shyness or social anxiety disorder, can prevent us from enjoying our lives as fully as we would like. Learn about symptoms and treatments or take a screening test to learn if you suffer from this form of anxiety.

Support Groups for PTSD
Support groups for those suffering from PTSD.

About the possible viral causes of depression and manic depression.