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Clinical Trials at the National Institute of Mental Health

Find out about new and ongoing mental health clinical research trials and what you and your health care provider need to know before making a decision to participate in a trial.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Depression - National Institute on Aging

There are many reasons why depression in older people is often missed or untreated. The good news is that people who are depressed usually feel better with the right treatment.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Depression (PDQ®)

Depression is a disabling illness that affects about 15% to 25% of cancer patients. This brief summary describes the causes and treatment of depression and risk factors and prevention of suicide in adults and children who have cancer.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Depression-Screening Test

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of clinical depression, this confidential depression screening test may help you to decide if you need to seek professional help.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Mental Health America

Find Support: Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance offers both in-person and online support and forums, educational materials, and personalized wellness tools.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Personal Wellness Tools: Wellness Tracker and Toolbox

The DBSA Wellness Tracker is an innovative, user-friendly online tool that allows you to keep track of your physical and emotional/mental wellness. The Wellness Toolbox helps you communicate better with your doctor, keep track of your symptoms and moods, and more.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

St. John's Wort and the Treatment of Depression

This fact sheet answers some frequently asked questions about St. John's Wort and depression, and summarizes the evidence about its effectiveness.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

TeensHealth - Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can affect adults, teens, and children, especially during the fall and winter months. It's estimated that about 6 in every 100 people (6%) experience SAD. Read more to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this kind of seasonal depression.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Why Am I So Sad?

This fact sheet discusses sadness in children and teenagers, the difference between sadness and depression and where to get help when sadness becomes depression. This information is intended for use by children and adolescents.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Women and Depression: Discovering Hope

This booklet describes the symptoms, treatment and factors contributing to depression that are unique to women.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH