Mental Illnesses

Major Depression
Information from NAMI

Understanding Major Depression and Recovery(PDF)
NAMI's booklet on Understanding Major Depression and Recovery.

Women and Depression Brochure
Learn more about women and depression in this self-help brochure from The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) that addresses the causes, symptoms, life stages and treatment of depression.

Depression in Women
NAMI's Fact Sheet on Depression in Women

Ask the Doctor: Treatment Resistant Depression
NAMI's Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth, talks about treatment resistant depression and several treatment options.

Depression in Children and Teens
NAMI's Fact Sheet on Depression in Children and Adolescents

Depression In Older Persons
NAMI's Fact Sheet on Depression in Older Persons

Related Links
Frustrated and concerned by popular misconceptions that trivialize depression as "just the blues" or dismiss it entirely as an "imaginary disease," seven prominent physician, patient and civic nonprofit organizations have joined together to launch a public education campaign to tell Americans the truth about depression.

CBS Cares: Depression Web Site
As part of their new public service announcement campaign, CBS-TV has created a Web site on depression that contains information and stories.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Organization to improve lives of people living with mood disorders through support, education, and advocacy.

National Institute of Mental Health
Information from the NIH institute on depression.
Depression research studies identified through the U.S. National Library of Medicine's link to federally and privately funded studies worldwide.

Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS)
NIMH sponsored multi-center clinical trial and information resource.

Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D)
NIMH sponsored multi-center clinical trial and information resource.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (MAP)
NIMH intramural research and information program on mood disorders.

Other Resources

Depression Survey Results
Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 19 million American adults each year. The symptoms of depression vary widely and may greatly impact the social and economic well-being of sufferers. The goal of this survey is to document the costs of depression in terms of relationships, professional life, and economic well-being.

Find Support
Learn more about the full spectrum of programs and services that NAMI provides across the country for people living with mental illnesses, and their families and loved ones.

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