Mental health disorders

Depression

(Major depression)

  • Also known as
  • Clinicial depression
  • Major depressive disorder
  • MDD

About Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.

Symptoms of Depression
  • Sadness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Energy loss
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Top Medications for Depression according to our users

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Medication side effects for Depression

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for Anxiety.

  • maprotiline: 3%
  • Rexulti: 11%
  • Symbyax: 17%
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At this end, no one is expected to have Anxiety

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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have Anxiety

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Depression

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • don't try to live in the past, it'll kill you
  • Be patient, it may take some time to get relief
  • Keep your mind focused on the how to get better for the future
What’s your best coping strategy?
  • Take it slow
  • Know you will have good and bad days it's ok
  • Meditation helps me calm the mind and think with ration
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Sleeping and exercising!
  • Intellectual stimulation (e.g. reading)
  • Caffeine