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Resources

You can find additional information on depression treatment by visiting the following resources:

  1. WebMD
    http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-treatment-care
    WebMD is the United States’ most popular online health portal. Features include a bipolar health check, quizzes, depression warning signs, and much more.

  2. Mayo Clinic
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression/DS00175/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
    Mayo Clinic is one of the premier medical research groups based out of Minnesota. Providing a wealth of depression resources, you can find information on risk factors, prevention, symptoms, and more.

  3. National Institute of Mental Health
    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml
    The National Institute of Mental Health is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and is also the largest mental health research organization. You can gender-specific depression information, statistics, clinical trials, and an abundance of other depression-related information.

  4. American Psychological Association
    http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/understanding-depression.aspx
    The American Psychological Association, or APA for short, is one of the world’s largest scientific and research organizations whose members include scientists, educators, and clinicians. On their website, you will find over three thousand APA resources about depression.

  5. New York Times Health Guide
    http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/major-depression/treatment.html
    The New York Times Health Guide has a surprising amount of information regarding depression, which includes diagnosis, medication, and psychotherapy.

  6. HealthGuide.org
    http://www.helpguide.org/mental/treatment_strategies_depression.htm
    HealthGuide.org is a great non-profit resource for depression-related information. Among other things, they include sections about lifestyle changes, therapy options, and alternative treatments.

  7. About.com
    http://depression.about.com/od/treatments/tp/treatments.htm
    One of the web’s oldest resources, About.com contains a great selection of videos to compliment a basic overview of depression as well as overall mental health.

  8. PsychCentral
    http://psychcentral.com/disorders/depression/
    PsychCentral contains some information that isn’t included in other resources, such as dealing with a depressed family member and demographic-specific depression information.