National Institute of Mental Health
Information Resources and Inquiries Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Depression brochures: 1-800-421-4211
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or (703) 524-7600
A support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illness-over 1,200 state and local affiliates. Local affiliates often give guidance to finding treatment.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 N. Franklin St. – #501
Chicago, IL 60610-7224
Fax: (312) 642-7243
Purpose is to educate patients, families, and the public concerning the nature of depressive illnesses. Maintains an extensive catalog of helpful books.
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 1-800-969-6942 or (703) 684-7722
An association that works with 340 affilitates to promote mental health through advocacy, education, research, and services.
Depression and Acupuncture
Depression and Massage Therapy
Depression and Yoga
- Alzheimer’s and depression. – Depression may increase susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease. Arch Gen Psychiatry Feb. 1996
- Rationality and depression. – It has been found that depressed individuals focus less on specific alternatives when making decisions than non-depressed individuals. Scand J Psychol, Sept. 1997
- Treatment of depression. – This study shows evidence that depressed individuals are being seriously undertreated. JAMA Jan. 22-29 1997.