Adults and Depression

For Adults: Take Care with Antidepressants

These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.

Major Depression

You may have depression if you have a persistent sad or "empty" mood, or if you find it difficult to concentrate or make decisions.

Men and Depression

Instead of asking for help, men who are depressed are likely to drink alcohol to excess, take drugs, or become frustrated, discouraged, and irritable.

When It’s More Than the Blues

Up to 20 percent of people with heart disease have serious depression—and unfortunately, many of them don’t know it.

Women and Depression: Understanding the Gender Gap

A woman’s unique biological, social, and cultural factors may increase her risk for depression.

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