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Depression health centre

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Overview & facts

Do you suffer with depression? Maybe you’ve recently been diagnosed or are a caregiver to someone with depression. Learn more about this common mood disorder, including depression causes, risk factors, and prevention. We’ll help you take control of your depression and live an active, healthy life.

Depression facts

Want to learn all about depression? Find answers as you read about this common mood disorder -- depression -- that affects adults, teenagers and children alike.

Depression affects children in different ways, and sometimes it’s misdiagnosed. Learn more about childhood depression and what you can do to help your child.

Learn more about the neurotransmitter serotonin.


Learn more about what causes depression, including the genetic link, so you can seek treatment before depression robs you of your quality of life.

Learn about thyroid-related depression and about other hormone-related conditions such as menstruation, pregnancy and menopause that are often associated with depression.

Many people with chronic illness experience depression. Learn more about the symptoms of depression with chronic illnesses, available treatment options and tips for coping with chronic illness and depression.

Grief is a normal feeling after any type of major loss. Find out more about grief -- the symptoms and causes -- and what to do if grief is prolonged.

Learn more about the ties between stress and depression.


Looking for ways to prevent depression? Discover lifestyle habits that may keep your mood boosted along with medications that effectively treat depression symptoms.

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