Depression: Major Depression & Unipolar Varieties

Major Depression and other Unipolar Depressions

This section will focus mainly on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), commonly referred to as “Major Depression” or simply, “Depression.” Other mood-related conditions will be explored, including Bipolar Disorders, Dysthymic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition, Substance-Induced Mood Disorders, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Personality Disorders. This section will discuss historical understandings of depression, current biological, psychological, and social interpretations, and a range of available treatments. Use the sidebar to explore all of these topics.

Depression is More Than Just Sadness

Depression: Major Depression & Unipolar Varieties — In The News
Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in fathers may be linked to anxiety and bad behavior in toddlers, a new study suggests. "Fathers' emotions affect their children," study author Sheehan Fisher, an instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago... Read More


Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor Mar 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of poor nutrition and obesity among Americans receiving food assistance, a new study suggests. The researchers looked at more than 600 people who were the main food shoppers in low-income families living in "food deserts" in Pittsburgh. The... Read More


Stress, Depression a 'Perfect Storm' of Trouble for Heart Patients Mar 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease, depression and stress can be a deadly combination, a new study finds. Researchers looking at the effect of significant stress and deep depression on nearly 4,500 patients with heart disease called the pairing a "psychosocial perfect storm." "The... Read More


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Kids Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed Jun 16, 2016

Mental health issues often affect the family unit as a whole. A parent’s clinical depression can lead a kid to develop anxiety, sadness, behavioral problems or health issues – it can even... Read More


Even With Treatment, Depression Symptoms Can Linger May 13, 2016

If you or someone you love has ever suffered from clinical depression, you know that there is no quick fix. Treatment, including therapy and medication, may help you function better... Read More


Eight Little-Known Signs Of Post-Partum Depression Apr 12, 2016

It’s obvious that having a baby isn’t easy. Not only does your body carry and give birth to a tiny human, you then have to care for and raise this... Read More