Depression screening tools don't just give your doctor an idea of whether you're depressed, but also how severely. What are the most commonly used rating scales for depression, and what do you need to know about them?
Major depressive disorder is the most common kind of depression, but far from the only one — here, we look at six kinds of depression, as well as other conditions that can present with depressive symptoms.
Depression is an extremely common mood disorder, but its diagnosis is less straightforward than you may think. Here is what a diagnosing doctor will look out for.
There might not be a lab test for depression, but lab tests may be part of the diagnostic process as your doctor seeks to rule conditions that can mimic or cause depression in or out. What do you need to know?
The words "anxiety" and "depression" are often uttered in the same breath, as if they were the same thing. They're not, but an alarming amount of people does have both. How can you tell the difference, and what treatment is available if you have both?
Are you "just" sad, or are you clinically depressed? It may be hard to tell the difference in some cases, but a look at the diagnostic criteria for depression and your personal situation will usually help you figure it out.
Half heartwarming feel-good story, half absolute horror show, what does Three Identical Strangers reveal about what makes us us, as well as what people will do for science?
Do certain smells — your grandmother's cooking, that day care center, the odor of a Christmas tree — bring you right back to childhood? You're not alone.
Around a fifth of fibromyalgia patients also struggle with anxiety or depression, while some additionally have PTSD. What are your treatment options?
Alcohol is a commonly suggested folk remedy for the common cold, flu, and for sore throats too. Research offers fascinating insights into why, but also ultimately explains why it's better to give alcohol a rest when you're ill.