Mental health, depression, postpartum depression, cause, treatment, treatments, types, bipolar, major depression, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder, SADWe’ve all seen the commercials on television; several vignettes showing individuals looking sad, tired, and unresponsive to mates, children or pets with a voiceover asking if you are not yourself or feeling listless and unhappy. “Maybe you are depressed,” the ad suggests.

We all feel sad sometimes and even go through periods of grief and have feelings of failure and disappointment. But that is not depression. Depression, even in its mildest form, is more than an occasional period of sadness.

We’ve gathered the following information and resources to help you learn more about depression and find the support and care that you or a loved one needs.

Articles from Depression, Today Magazine

What is Depression?

Causes of Depression

Symptoms of Depression

Types of Depression

Treatments for Depression

Men and Depression

Depression in Older Adults

When Children are Depressed

Depression Bipolar Diagnosis

Can Religion Help Curb the Incidence of Depression

TODAY MAGAZINE: Depression and What You Need to Know About It (PDF)


Blogs on Depression by Pine Rest Clinicians

Depression in late life: When it is more than "just the blues", Suzann Ogland-Hand, PhD

Electroconvulsive therapy can be a lifeline in treating major depression, Donna Ecklesdafer, MSN, RN

Pine Rest research adds to the body of scientific knowledge, Eric Achtyes, MD


Videos on Depression*

Medications for Depression, Dr. Kevin Furmaga, PharmD, BCPP

Depression Signs and Treatments, Tom Karel, MA, CAAC

Teens and Depression, Carol Rich, LMSW

Holiday Depression, Dr. Jared Skillings

Depression and Children, Shelly Marinus

Depression Playlist on YouTube

Pine Rest Services for Depression  


Additional Resources for Depression*


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