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    • Prozac and Weight Gain Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Although Prozac can cause some initial weight loss, it may cause weight gain in the long run. What can you do to lose weight when using Prozac?
    • SSRIs and Weight Gain Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Is SSRI weight gain avoidable? What can you do to deal with this dreaded antidepressant side effect?
    • Citalopram and Weight Gain Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Why citalopram (Celexa) causes weight gain and what you can do about it.
    • Unsupportive Friends and Family Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      When you have depression it is very important to be around supportive people, but what can you do if you friends and family can't or won't fulfill this need? These tips for dealing with unsupportive friends and family may help.
    • Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist Created: Thursday, January 01, 2004 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Psychologist vs. psychiatrist: What is the difference between them?
    • Should I Take My Antidepressant at Night or in the Morning? Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Is it better to take an antidepressant at night or in the morning?
    • How to Reduce Sexual Side Effects From Antidepressants Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Sexual dysfunction is a common side effect from many antidepressants, in particular SSRIs. These are the top doctor recommended tips for coping with sexual side effects caused by antidepressants.
    • Ask Your Guide: Zoloft Withdrawal, MAOIs vs. SSRIs Created: Thursday, December 04, 2003 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Get answers about Zoloft withdrawal, tapering off your meds and MAOIs vs. SSRIs for depression.
    • "Brain Shocks" From Discontinuing Celexa Created: Friday, August 15, 2003 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      A member shares his experiences of "brain shocks" while discontinuing Celexa and how he minimized his symptoms through a long tapering off period.
    • What to Do When a Friend Is Feeling Suicidal Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      What top suicide prevention organizations recommend that you should do when you are trying to help someone who is feeling suicidal.
    • Can You Be Depressed but Not Know It Yet? Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Is it possible for a person to be depressed but not know it?
    • Can You Be Depressed but Not Suicidal? Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Can you be depressed and thinking of suicide but not be in danger of hurting yourself?
    • Depression After Surgery? Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Feeling depressed after surgery? Learn more about why your feelings of depression and anxiety could be related to the surgical procedure that you just went through.
    • Songs About Depression Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Eighty songs about suicide and depression. Includes descriptions of what inspired the music.
    • What Are Cognitive Distortions? Created: Thursday, December 04, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      What are cognitive distortions and why do they have such a powerful effect on mood?" itemprop="description"> Monday, February 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Is it possible that an antidepressant could be causing me to have strange and very vivid dreams?
    • Possible Prozac Side Effects in Children Created: Monday, June 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      While the potential side effects of Prozac in children are often mild and short-lasting, parents should be aware of what to look out for." itemprop="description" Tips for Living with Depression Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Helpful for tips for living well with depression.
    • Top Tips for Coping with Depression in a Relationship Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Depression in a relationship can lead to pain and frustration for both parties. If you are married to or dating someone who has depression, these are some tips for helping your partner.
    • How Long Does It Take Zoloft to Wear Off? Created: Friday, January 30, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Q: What is the half-life of Zoloft and what symptoms can one experience by tapering off too quickly?
    • Before You Buy a Light Box Created: Monday, October 10, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Light therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can't be done with just any light box. Light boxes should meet specific requirements such as lux level and light color. This page lists the rec...
    • I Think I'm Depressed, Now What? Created: Thursday, March 09, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      So you think you may be depressed and you are wondering what kind of doctor you should see for your treatment? Get expert answers here." itemprop="description" Monday, February 05, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
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    • Beyond Sadness Created: Thursday, December 11, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Do you suffer from clinical depression or is it just normal sadness? How to tell the difference." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, November 09, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Q: What are the best anxiety medications for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?
    • Zoloft Side Effects Created: Thursday, March 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
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    • Study Says Marijuana Has Antidepressant Effect, but Only at Low Doses Created: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A new study published in the October 24 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience says marijuana exhibits an antidepressant effect, but only at low doses. At higher
    • Top Depression Symptoms Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A list of the most common depression symptoms and what variations an individual might experience in those depression symptoms.
    • What Kind of Gift Should You Buy for Someone With Depression? Created: Monday, December 23, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Is someone you love depressed and you want to give them something special for Christmas to show that you care? This is a list of items that our forum members
    • Poll: Do You Experience Sexual Side Effects Due to Your Antidepressant? Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Published reports about how common sexual side-effects are vary quite a bit, probably because many patients are shy about such a personal topic. How common are
    • Vitamin for Depression? Created: Monday, July 28, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      Did you ever wish that you could take a vitamin for depression? Well, for some of you it may be just that simple. There are a variety of vitamin and mineral deficiencies which can lead to depression symptoms.
    • Possible Effects of Depression in Children Created: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      The effects of depression in children can be serious, especially when left untreated. While every child is different, consequences of depression may be risk-taking, academic decline, relationship p...

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