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Depression Impacts Everyone Depression Impacts Everyone
It is not just the blues and you can't just snap out of it. Depression reflects abnormalities in brain chemistry, and like other illnesses, requires medical treatment. Children, adults, and the elderly can all benefit from a range of treatment options.
What is Depression?
Depression is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 18.8 million adults every year.
» What is Depression?
» Symptoms
» Treatment

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
With fall and winter upon us, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the "winter blues," affects one to three percent of adults and can markedly decrease a person's quality of life and functioning.
» More About SAD

Depression In Children & Adolescents
Once thought to be a disease that only affects adults, research in the last 20 years has proven that children and adolescents can also suffer from depression and other mood disorders.
» Symptoms in Children and Adolescents
» Adolescents and Antidepressants
» What Your Family Should Know

Depression Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
Untreated depression in the elderly is more likely to lead to suicide than in any other group.
» Depression in the Elderly
» Mental Health Screening

Effective Treatment Options Are Available
There are many effective medications and therapies for depression. Most patients do best with a combination of medication and therapy focused on effective ways of dealing with life's problems.
» Treatment Options

Ongoing Research Brings Major Advances
The past decade has brought major advances and exciting new developments in the areas of genetics, brain imaging, neuroendocrinology, medications, psychotherapy, and therapeutic brain stimulation.
» Depression Research at Butler Hospital

Depression
Depression Family Therapy Led To Understanding
Patient Story: Caitlin
Sometimes it got so bad she would go outside and cry, just sitting there in the freezing rain, sometimes for an hour. He would go to her, and she would tell him to go away. But she didn’t mean it.
» Read this patient story
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  Depression Screenings
Take an easy test to see if you might be experiencing depression. This test does not take the place of a complete examination but it may indicate that you should discuss your situation with a mental health professional.

» Depression Screening
Misconceptions about depression and other mental disorders still exist. Thankfully, the stigma is slowly fading.

» The Stigma of Depression 
» National Association on Mental Illness 
» National Mental Health Association
  You Are Not Alone
What do Abraham Lincoln and Terry Bradshaw have in common?
Famous people throughout history have suffered from depression.

» Other famous people with depression
» NFL Great Terry Bradshaw dispels
myths about mental illness
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