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Questions About Depression
Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
WebMD is putting together a segment on our site called Depression TV, which will be a talk radio-type format where a DJ provides a member question to an expert on Depression, and that expert or experts answer.

If you have questions about depression that you'd like to submit for consideration, please send them to with the subject line "Depression TV", and be sure to include your WebMD member screen name. We will gather all of our member's questions and submit them to the Depression TV folks.

Below is a list of some of the topics for which we're looking for questions, but your question does not have to adhere to these topics. It can be unique.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Take care,

Andie and the WebMD Health Exchange Staff

  1. Diagnosis. How do I recognize symptoms it? (anecdotal &/or clinical tests)
  2. Causes. Physical, disease- or injury-related causes.
  3. Heredity & Depression
  4. Lifestyle & depression (smoking, alcohol, drugs)
  5. Talking about depression (w/ friends or spouses)
  6. Talking cures
  7. Support systems
  8. Age & depression
  9. Gender differences
  10. Maintaining one's regime of meds
  11. Medical treatment (how pills work, only talk in scientific drug class, no brand names)
  12. Alternative treatments
  13. Myths about depression
  14. Obesity & depression
  15. History of depression
  16. Depression & other health risks
  17. Sleep & depression
  18. Importance of Exercise
  19. Children & depression
  20. Pregnancy & medication
  21. Postpartum, PTSD, seasonal &/or other "types" of depression
  22. Coping with medication side effects (weight gain, dry mouth)
  23. Prominence of depression in urban environments
  24. Do therapists get depressed?
  25. Depression, treatment and/or therapy in popular culture
  26. Bottoming out, suicide, prevalence of chronic depression
  27. Work-related issues - Unemployment
  28. Family issues - Recognizing depression in family members. How to approach?
  29. Relationship issues
  30. Sex & Depression

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