Depression is a medical condition. If you think you may be depressed, see a health care provider.
The following organizations are good sources of information on depression:
- American Psychological Association -- www.apa.org/topics/depress/index.aspx
- American Psychiatric Association -- www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression
- National Institute of Mental Health -- www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml
- National Alliance on Mental Illness -- www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Depression
Resources - depression
Review Date 11/12/2016
Updated by: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.