Dealing Effectively with Depression

A PET scan compares brain activity during periods of depression (left) with normal brain activity (right).
A depressed businessman stares at his martini.
Woman with back pain has physical symptoms of depression.
A depressed woman picks at fruit in a bowl.
A depressed woman sits on her bed while her husband sleeps.
A depressed woman sits alone in the dark.
Three very absorbed adults sit next to each other.
Illustration of neurons (nerve cells) in the brain communicating through neurotransmitters.
Some people are more depressed in a certain season.
A child deals with depression.
A sad and depressed preschool boy playing with toys.
Woman notes each of her depression symptoms for her doctor.
A therapy counseling session.
Medication taken to handle depression.
A woman does yoga under a tree.
A man uses light therapy to treat his depression.
Pills and flowers of St. John's wort, an herbal remedy that may help treat mild depression.
A man hugs his dog.
Rugby players form a huddle.
A man holds a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS).
Health-care professionals perform an ECG on a patient.
A man receives transcranial magnetic stimulation.
A woman runs with dogs in a field.

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Reviewed by Ashraf Ali, M.D. on Wednesday, August 03, 2016

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