Depression INFO CENTER

Tips for Finding a Therapist
More than twenty-five percent of American adults have received therapy for a mental health problem. If you're interested in seeking counseling of your own, you may have questions. Should you choose a psychologist or a psychiatrist?
What is Depression?
As many as 14 million Americans experience depression symptoms or uncontrollable sadness. To understand this illness it's important to realize that there are many different types of depression!
Treating Depression
There are many ways of treating depression, ranging from talk therapy to taking antidepressants like Prozac and Lexapro. Here are the various ways a psychiatrist may help you to treat the condition.
Top 10 Blue-Mood Boosters
Feeling blue is different than psychological depression, and natural remedies like diet and exercise, acupressure, and stress management can some times be very effective. In this video, we'll look at treating depression with these natural options.
You've no doubt heard of Prozac, or fluoxetine, as this prescription drug is known generically. One of the most common antidepressants, this SSRI can significantly improve a depressed person's life. Here's your Prozac primer.
Lexapro (Escitalalopram)
Lexapro, or escitalopram as its known generically, is one of the many prescription drugs used to treat depression. Find out why 18 million U.S. adults use this antidepressant.
Deep Depression on Campus
For some people, college is four years of fun. For others, it's four years of severe depression. If you're among the latter group, watch our video about depression on campus, and learn how therapy and medications can help you.
Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride)
A pharmacist explains how Zoloft works, why doctors prescribe this antidepressant, and common side effects of the drug.
Effexor (Venlafaxine)
Watch a pharmacist explain how Effexor works, why doctors prescribe this antidepressant, and common side effects of the drug.
Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
Watch a pharmacist explain how Cymbalta works, why doctors prescribe it, and common side effects of the antidepressant drug.