Resources

Much information is available on the internet about Major Depressive Disorder. Below are a few online resources that we believe provide accurate and reliable information.

The National Institute of Mental Health website describes depression symptoms, causes, and treatments, and provides information on getting help and coping. Information is provided in both English and Spanish.

The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression provides information about several mental health problems and summarizes the latest research findings.

ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported treatment research that is looking for volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a treatment study’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and who to call for more details.

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies provides an electronic listing of therapists. You can search for therapists near you. Therapists on this list usually practice behavioral or cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral and behavioral therapies are among the most effective psychological treatments for major depression.

The American Psychological Association is the largest organization of psychologists. This website provides information about how depression differs from sadness and also reviews different treatment options.

The American Psychiatric Association is the largest organization of psychiatrists. Their website provides information about the medical causes and treatment of depression. It also has information about medications often used to treat depression.