Antidepressants Do Work, Some Better Than Others.

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Of the 21 antidepressants studied, here is what researchers say are the most effective: Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they’re supposed to, a large research review has found.

Understanding The Difference Between Sadness and Depression.

Understand The Difference Between Depression And Sadness

Seasonal affective disorder

When daylight hours start to decrease and it gets colder outside many people may find themselves experiencing symptoms resembling depression. For some the symptoms are relatively brief. Tempers may seem shorter for parents stuck inside with cranky or sick children and an increased sense of lethargy is not uncommon on a dreary winter day. For others, however, these symptoms can be quite disabling.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern).

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an older term for major depressive disorder (MDD) with seasonal pattern. It’s a psychological condition that results in depression, normally provoked by seasonal change. People typically experience the condition in winter. The condition most often occurs in women and in adolescents and young adults.

Slideshow: Physical Symptoms of Depression.

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Depression can affect your body as well as your mind.

My depression kept me inert for two years. My family’s help got me through.

When the problem is the way your brain works, you can’t go it alone.

“Depression is a disease of the brain, just like heart disease is a disease of the heart and diabetes is a disease of the pancreas. My brain simply doesn’t make any of the happy chemicals it’s supposed to, and I have to use medication to give me a chance to have a life.”