Diagnostic tools, official criteria, lists of
depression symptoms and other information useful in recognizing
and diagnosing mood disorders.
Atypical Depression Symptoms
Despite the name, atypical depression is actually very typical.
Learn how it differs from other types.
Childhood Depression Symptoms
Childhood depression is no myth. Learn to recognize the signs
and symptoms of childhood depression.
Clinical Depression Symptoms or Sadness?
We all feel sad from time to time, but when does it go beyond
sadness and need treatment?
If you experience seasonal depression symptoms, mainly during
the shorter days of winter, you may be experiencing Seasonal
Genetic Link Found for Depression
A mutant gene that starves the brain of serotonin, a
mood-regulating chemical messenger, has been discovered and
found to be 10 times more prevalent in depressed patients than
in control subjects, report researchers funded by the National
Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
You've probably probably heard the term "neurotransmitter"
before, but what does this really mean?
Types of Depression
There are several types of depression. A summary is each type of
depression is provided here.