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Depression Symptoms and Causes

Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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Recent Reviews

<span style='font-family: Arial;'>I was subscribed Lyrica for my fibromyalgia and took it for about 3 weeks and as a result I ended up jumping through a window (resulting in permanent injuries) and wound up in a mental inst

Extreme fatigue, sleeplessness, short term memory and speech difficulties, Edema, weight gain, stumbling, shortness of breath, numbness in both legs, and completely kills ability to achieve orgasm.

After a little over 2 weeks on Lyrica I awoke one morning with blurred vision. It has been almost 2 weeks and even after stopping the Lyrica I still can not focus my eyes. I am told that my eyes are focusing in and out and if I try hard enough I get

After one dose of 50mg felteuphoric, dizzy,out of touch with reality and extremely depressed; unable to functionas normal.great for pain but don't think I can continue withthis.

Can anyone explain how i can feel euphoric but suicidal at the same time on Lyrica?

Cant sleep,hair loss.depressed

Doctors are told what to prescribe and its ridiculous because they don't test enough on the medication. Pharmaceutical companies want to get a patent asap so its an automatic billion in the bank because of the 18 year patent law.

Does Lyrica really cause weight gain in all patients who take it

Drowsiness, double vision, weight gain

Earlier this month I started Lyrica. Was on only 50mh pr night for 4 nights before I had an allergic reation. Had to stop taking it, took over a week for the allergic symptoms to stop! Just reported to the FDA.

Zosert was prescribed by my cardilogist, but luckily seeing the side effects in this net, I have not started taking the tabs. Further when I am not having depression, I don't understand, why I have been prescribed this dangerous medicine

Although I have had a lifetime problem with depression (no treatment) I have noticed that since I started taking Zolipdem the depression is much worse even though I am sleeping better.

hi im 14 weeks pregnant and have taken 5mg cipralex for five days now at night for depression and anxiety,i feel better though very sleepy even during the day but im concerned for my unborn baby

Side effects I have from Nadolol are confusion, dizziness, lightheaded, increased depression and anxiety, and mild nausea.

Have just taken my first does of Loxalate 20mg for severe depression

When I read your literature, does it mean that bif vI have major depression and am taking cardizem and have photophobia that vthere is a chance for CHF, and myocarditis and that the medication should be changed? Beta blockers are out of the question

i had pounding heart and severe depression and anxiety while takeing candersartan. im waiting to see a cardioligist to see if i have done any damage. feel so much better now i have stopped takeing them

Thankyou for witing out this article I have been on 120mgs of Zeldox since November 2010 at first it seemed to work and now it has me stuck in a depression state . I was prior to that on olanzapine which held me also in a depressed state I

<span style=' '>Lexapro is a permanent life long cure for any depression if you can survive the treatment.<span style='mso-spacerun: yes;'> I was prompted by a marriage counselor to go to my doctor and requ

<span style='font-family: Calibri; '>I am experiencing severe irritability and moderate depression since I started taking Fenofibrate 160 mg 3 weeks ago, which is not at all normal for me.

Depression Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.