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It is estimated that roughly ten percent of the U.S. population experiences depression or has a depressive disorder. Most people with a depressive illness do not seek treatment, but those who do seem to respond generally well to a combination of therapies. These can range from relaxtion techniques to treatment with prescription drugs and cognitive and behavioral counseling.

If you suffer from severe depression, it is important that you receive feedback from qualified professionals. This will help you and your primary physician decide on which therapies are most appropriate for your situation.

If you or someone you care about have been experiencing depression in some form, please contact your physician for advice.

There are several types of depression and symptoms vary depending on the type, which can range from mild to severe. Depression can be overwhelming for some people, so make sure that you are able to recognize the signs and symptoms in yourself and others -- then find help and explore the options for receiving proper treatment for the condition.
Brain and Mental Health

References and Sources: Medline, Pubmed, National Institutes of Health

last update: February 2009

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