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Depression - MEDLINE Plus


Updated December 14, 2003

From the National Institutes of Health

  • Depression(National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Gene More Than Doubles Risk of Depression Following Life Stresses(National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Stories of Depression: Does This Sound Like You?(easy to read) (National Institute of Mental Health)


  • Clinical Depression: What You Need to Know(National Mental Health Association)
  • Depression- Interactive Tutorial(Patient Education Institute) - requires Flash plug-in
  • JAMA Patient Page: Depression(American Medical Association)
  • Lowdown on Depression(Food and Drug Administration)

    Alternative Therapy

  • St. John's Wort and the Treatment of Depression(National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
  • Study Shows St. John's Wort Ineffective for Major Depression of Moderate Severity(National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Clinical Trials

  • ClinicalTrials.gov: Depression(National Institutes of Health)
  • Treatment for Minor Depression(National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements)


  • Symptoms: Learning to Recognize Clinical Depression(National Mental Health Association)

    Disease Management

  • Exercise Eases Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)


  • National Depression Screening Day(Center for Mental Health Services)
  • Screening for Depression: Recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force(American College of Physicians)


  • Creation of New Neurons Critical to Antidepressant Action in Mice(National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Depression Research at the National Institute of Mental Health(National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Depression, PTSD, Substance Abuse Increase in Wake of September 11 Attacks(National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • FDA Issues Public Health Advisory Entitled: Reports Of Suicidality in Pediatric Patients Being Treated with Antidepressant Medications for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)(Food and Drug Administration)
  • Medication and Psychotherapy Treat Depression in Low-Income Minority Women(National Institute of Mental Health)
  • People with Major Depression May Have Higher Suicide Risk .pdf file) American Psychiatric Association)
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