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Depression Screening is Long Overdue

We all get depressed. It's not even just when there are obvious reasons for us to feel that way. Sometimes we're just "down," "off," "in a funk." Every now and then a day more or less in bed, even when we're physically well, seems just what the proverbial doctor ordered.

Nonetheless, depression—the most common of all mental disorders, according to the American Psychological Association—is a significant enough health risk that a panel…

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 Depression Screening is Long Overdue

Clinical depression is so common, so potentially damaging, and so often undiagnosed that a board coalition of experts now recommends that primary care providers screen everyone over 12 for what is the most common of all mental disorders.


We really understand how devastating depression can be. Jobs come to an end, relationships break down and lives can be lost, all through the effect of depression. That’s why the work we do here at Blurt is so important – it not only changes lives, but saves them.


International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression - iFred, is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to researching causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with depression. Though several organizations deal with mental illness, few, if any, actually focus internationally on depression in an encouraging, enlightening way.

Wing of Madness

For people suffering from depression that doesn't respond to treatment with one type of antidepressant, switching to a different type may be the best treatment, according to a new report.

We are dedicated to providing accurate, current, and relevant information about clinical depression to the general public. The availability of good, factual information is important in helping millions of people affected by depression to understand that they are not alone, that help is available, and that they can feel better!

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.

Depression is like a tree that has many roots...The depression-guide is devoted towards helping and assisting people who suffer from the depression, anxiety, adhd and related disorders. It also tries its best hand towards support resource for family, friends and loved ones in learning about depression and other anxiety attacks related disorders.

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Mental Health America

Clinical Depression is a common, real and treatable illness.

Everyone has days where they feel blah, down, or sad. Typically, these feelings disappear after a day or two, particularly if circumstances change for the better. People experiencing the temporary "blues" don't feel a sense of crushing hopelessness or helplessness, and are able, for the most part, to continue to engage in regular activities.

National Alliance on Mental Health

Major depression is a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. It is a serious medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health. Depression is a life-long condition in which periods of wellness alternate with recurrences of illness.

National Institute of Mental Health

Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies, and other methods can effectively treat people with depression.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth. PPD is widely misunderstood and does not discriminate; rich or poor, famous or not, every new mom is susceptible. 15% of mothers will suffer full-blown postpartum depression which usually requires medical intervention. PPD may occur right after delivery or up to a year later; most of the time PPD occurs within the first 4-6 weeks after delivery.

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.


We've compiled a library of depression resources for you to explore. We encourage you to take your time with these resources, print out things you'd like to read more carefully, and bring anything you have additional questions about to your family doctor or a mental health professional.

Psychology Information Online

Depression can affect anyone. Once identified, most people diagnosed with depression are successfully treated. Unfortunately, depression is not always diagnosed, because many of the symptoms mimic physical illness, such as sleep and appetite disturbances. Recognizing depression is the first step in treating it.

Psychology Today

At times everybody gets down in the dumps, but if life is consistently getting you down and your lows are making it hard to function, you may be depressed. Find out whether your slump is critical with the Depression Test.


This site is the Internet's central clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.

American Psychiatric Association

For many people, depression cannot always be controlled for any length of time simply by exercise, changing diet, or taking a vacation. It is, however, among the most treatable of mental disorders; the majority of people with depression eventually respond well to treatment, and almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms.

American Psychological Association

Depression is a real illness and carries with it a high cost in terms of relationship problems, family suffering and lost work productivity. Yet, depression is a highly treatable illness, with psychotherapy, coping and cognitive-behavioral techniques, and medication.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Clinical depression is a serious condition that negatively affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. In contrast to normal sadness, clinical depression is persistent, and significantly interferes with daily life. Untreated, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years; and if inadequately treated, depression can lead to other health-related issues.


Is depression more common in women than in men? Yes. Women are twice as likely as men to experience depression. The reason for this is unknown, but changes in a woman's hormone levels may be related to depression.

Healing Well

Did you know such greats as Abraham Lincoln and Beethoven battled depression? We've learned a lot since then.


We want to help you learn as much as you can about depression and to offer you depression support in your recovery. We have trusted, in-depth information on the different types of depression, depression warning signs and the different kinds of depression treatments. And, if you or a loved one need it, we have suicide hotline numbers and comprehensive suicide information.

Depression Infocenter...Everyone has felt sad at times. Depressed individuals tend to rationalize their depression and deny their illness as something normal. They feel that their feeling of sadness has some rational foundation.

Medical News Today

The latest Depression News articles published daily. Includes news on symptoms, treatments and current research towards understanding and combating depression.


Some of the latest news on depression.


Depression is very common and affects as many as 1 in 8 people in their teen years. Depression affects people of every color, race, economic status, or age; however, it does seem to affect more girls than guys.

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