Depression

Common Name(s)

Depression

Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general. When these feelings last for a short period of time, it may be a case of "the blues." But when such feelings last for more than two weeks and when the feelings interfere with daily activities such as taking care of family, spending time with friends, or going to work or school, it's likely a major depressive episode. Three main types of depressive disorders—major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder—can occur with any of the anxiety disorders.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Depression" for support, advocacy or research.

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Our mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The mission of DBSA is to provide hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2013

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Balanced Mind Foundation

The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2012

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Depression" for support, advocacy or research.

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Our mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

http://www.adaa.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The mission of DBSA is to provide hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

http://www.ndmda.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

http://www.nami.org

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2013

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Balanced Mind Foundation

The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

http://www.thebalancedmind.org

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2012

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General Resources

Depression

A brochure for individuals and families discussing symptoms, causes, treatment and recovery supports.

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Depression" returned 7206 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Antidepressant effects of Radix et Caulis Acanthopanacis Santicosi extracts on rat models with depression in terms of immobile behavior.
 

Author(s): Bhaktaprasad Gaire, Dongwook Lim

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Jun;34(3):317-23.

 

To investigate the antidepressant effects of the Radix et Caulis Acanthopanacis Santicosi-extracts in response to the tail suspension test (TST) and forced swim test (FST) in rats.

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2014

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Coaching in healthy dietary practices in at-risk older adults: a case of indicated depression prevention.
 

Author(s): Sarah T Stahl, Steven M Albert, Mary Amanda Dew, Michael H Lockovich, Charles F Reynolds

Journal: Am J Psychiatry. 2014 May;171(5):499-505.

 

Prevention of major depressive disorder is important because current treatments are only partially adequate in reducing symptom burden and promoting health-related quality of life. Lifestyle interventions may be a desirable prevention strategy for reasons of patient preference, particularly ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Correlates of symptoms of depression and anxiety among clinic patients in western Jamaica.
 

Author(s): C E Monroe, O Affuso, M Y Martin, M Aung, L Crossman, P E Jolly

Journal: West Indian Med J. 2013 Jul;62(6):533-42.

 

There is a paucity of studies on psychosocial disorders in clinic populations in Jamaica. Therefore, we sought to determine the prevalence and correlates of symptoms of depression and anxiety in a clinic population in western Jamaica.

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Depression" returned 926 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Models for primary care and mental health collaboration in the care of people with depression: main results and methodological challenges of a systematic overview].
 

Author(s): Carlos Calderón Gómez, Isabel Mosquera Metcalfe, Laura Balagué Gea, Ander Retolaza Balsategui, Amaia Bacigalupe de la Hera, Jon Belaunzaran Mendizabal, Álvaro Iruin Sanz, Beatriz García Moratalla

Journal: Rev. Esp. Salud Publica. ;88(1):113-33.

 

Weaknesses in the collaboration between Primary Care (PC) and Mental Health (MH) are a relevant problem in the care of depressed patients. It is necessary to analyse and appraise the existing models of collaboration to assess their applicability to the Spanish Health System. The aim ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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Lamotrigine in the treatment of psychotic depression associated with hereditary coproporphyria -- case report and a brief review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Rozália Takács, Zoltán Makkos, Ákos Kassai-Farkas, Ágnes Pusztai, Gábor S Ungvári, Gábor Gazdag

Journal: Neuropsychopharmacol Hung. 2014 Mar;16(1):43-6.

 

We report a successful treatment with lamotrigine of a patient with hereditary coproporphyria presenting with affective and psychotic symptoms. Case report: M.F., a 38-year-old, single woman was admitted to an acute psychiatric ward because of suddenly emerging psychosis. Ms F's hereditary ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2014

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[Depression or Alzheimer-type dementia?].
 

Author(s): Martin Bystad, Karin Pettersen, Ole Kristian Grønli

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The prevalence of depression and Alzheimer-type dementia in the elderly will increase, they may have similar symptoms, making it difficult to distinguish between these two conditions, and both conditions may occur simultaneously in one and the same patient. This article provides an ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Triple Chronotherapy for Perinatal Depression
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Depression; Major Depressive Disorder; Postpartum Depression

 

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2014

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Adjunctive Minocycline for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bipolar Disorder; Bipolar Depression; Bipolar I Depression; Bipolar II Depression

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2011

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Evaluation of a Stepped Care Approach to Manage Depression in Diabetes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Major Depressive Disorder; Minor Depressive Disorder; Sub-Threshold Depression; Diabetes Mellitus

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2014

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