what causes depression

Tricyclic Antidepressants: Do They Work?

Tricyclic antidepressants were one of the original drugs prescribed for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. "Tricyclic" refers to the presence of three rings, or atoms, in the chemical structure of these drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants also are used for anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Physicians may prescribe tricyclic antidepressants … Read More

What Is Situational Depression?

If you haven't heard the phrase before, your first question may be, "What is situational depression?" Yet in a way, it also defines itself. Situational depression a type of depression tied to a negative event or experience, or that results directly from a specific situation.
The heart-wrenching death of a … Read More

Is Depression Genetic?

For some families, a tendency to have a negative view of life is simply the norm, and children pick it up from observing their parents. Difficult life challenges, such as poverty, abuse, or poor health, can run in families and predispose members to depression. But it’s also clear—as … Read More

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