Depression: Medicines To Help You

Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.

Symptoms can include

  •     Sadness
  •     Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  •     Change in weight
  •     Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  •     Energy loss
  •     Feelings of worthlessness
  •     Thoughts of death or suicide

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, people with depressive illnesses do not all experience the same symptoms. How severe they are, how frequent, and how long they last will vary. It depends on the individual and his or her particular illness.

The free publication Depression - Medicines to Help You talks about the brands and generic names of various anti-depressants. Also learn the side effects, who should not take them, and warning signs regarding harmful drug and food interactions.

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