Depressive Disorders - Prevention

The basic causes of depression, such as problems with brain chemicals and heredity, may not be preventable. But anyone who has experienced the feelings of depression can do a great deal to prevent the disorder from developing. People can be taught to recognize the symptoms of depression and to know how to prevent the condition from becoming worse. In many cases, simply staying with a medication program can relieve many of the symptoms of depression. With children, the sooner treatments begin, the more likely they are to be effective.

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