Everybody feels sad once in a while. Depression, on the other hand, is a complex condition characterized by profound sadness, lethargy, feelings of worthlessness, and a loss of interest in social activities. About 15 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with clinical depression each year.

Treating Depression in the Elderly With Antidepressants

Antidepressants and counseling seem to work better together than either alone

What to Do When Hell Feels Normal

Read why some patients say depression is worse than physical pain

Recognizing the Symptoms of Depression

Is it more than just the blues? Check out these physical and emotional clues

Depression and Employment Discrimination

What you can do to protect your rights and try to stay sane at work

Should You Stop or Switch Antidepressants?

If your medication isn't working, or is making you gain weight or feel sick, time to make a change

I'm Depressed? That's Crazy!

Some people don't want to admit they have a problem, and why that's normal

Can New Moms Take Antidepressants?

Read why more new moms are facing this difficult decision

How to Find the Right Therapist

Why you shouldn't use the yellow pages to find yourself a shrink