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Depression – What is it; Causes: Classic Sources

Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression

October 7-13 has been declared “Mental Illness Awareness Week” in the U.S.  This annual health observance to raise mental illness awareness was declared by an Act of Congress in 1990, to occur in the first full week of October . . . → Read More: Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression

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Depression

Pamphlet by the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Good comprehensive discussion of the medical aspects, types, symptoms and causes of depression, along with a discussion of how . . . → Read More: Depression

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Depression: A Good Basic Introduction

Depression, by MedlinePlus, a Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Good basic introduction to what is depression, its definition, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, with . . . → Read More: Depression: A Good Basic Introduction

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What is Depression? By American Academy of Family Physicians

Depression: What is Depression? By American Academy of Family Physicians, FamilyDoctor.org. Overview of depression, its nature, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and tips for getting through it, with good links to other resources for depression. »View Info

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Depression in Older Adults

Depression in Older Adults, from Chapter 5 of Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service. Discusses the clinical diagnosis of “Major” and “Minor” depression, Late-Onset Depression (in older adults) and its incidence and prevalence, . . . → Read More: Depression in Older Adults

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Depression in Older Persons, by the National Alliance

Depression in Older Persons, by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nami.org. Good discussion of the common occurrence of depression in later life, why it often goes untreated and the consequences of lack of treatment. Mentions the fact that . . . → Read More: Depression in Older Persons, by the National Alliance

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