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This site is Internet's central clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.

This site is maintained by Dr. Ivan Goldberg, with no financial support from any public, nonprofit, or pharmaceutical source.

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The diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires trained medical professionals. The information provided below is to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical/psychiatric disorder. The potential risks associated with improper diagnosis or treatment can only be minimized by consultations with mental health professionals. Physicians should check standard medical texts, for dosages, indications and contraindications, prior to prescribing any drug.


Begin here to Read About Mood Disorders.

Atypical Depression

Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder.

Bipolar Disorder: Treatments beyond lithium.

Books and Videos About Depressive Disorders.

Borderline Personality Disorder.

Borna virus-induced Depression.

Causes of Mood Disorders.

Combined Drug Treatment and Psychotherapy.


Depression in Children and Adolescents.

Depression in the Elderly

Depression in Special Populations.

Diagnosis and Classification of Depression.

Depression and recovery from depression: Important books.

Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption.

Drug Treatment for People with Mood Disorders.


Eating Disorders and Depression.

Electroconvulsive Therapy. (ECT)

Epidemiology of Mood Disorders.

Famous People with Mood Disorders.

First person reports about experiencing depression.

For the Friends and Families of People with Mood Disorders.

Free Medications for those with Reduced Income.

Genetics of Depressive Illnesses.

Grief and bereavement.

Hints for speeding your recovery from depression.

HIV and Depression.

Ketamine a New Treatment for Depression.

How expert is your psychiatrist / psychopharmacologist?

The best psychiatric hospitals in the USA.


Major (Unipolar) Depression.

MEDLINE searches at no cost.

Mild Chronic Depression(Dysthymia).

Mission Statement.

Mixed Anxiety-Depression

New York City Mood Disorders Support Group. (MDSG/NY)

Post-partum Depressions.

Premenstrual Dysphoria.

Psychiatrists Specializing in the Treatment of People with Mood Disorders.

Psychotherapy for People with Depression.

Psychiatric medications: Generic and trade names.

Research Studies accepting volunteers.

Research Studies in New York City Acepting Volunteers.

Research Studies at the NIMH (Bethesda, Maryland) Accepting Volunteers.

Research study at UCLA accepting volunteers.

Science Matters.

Schizoaffective Disorder.

Screening for Depressive Illness.

Search Discussion Groups for Depression.

Sleep deprivation as a treatment for depression.

Seasonal Affective Disorder. (SAD)

Social Security Disability for people with mood disorders.

SSRI Withdrawal Syndrome.

Stroke-related depression.

Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders.

Suicide and Suicide Prevention.

Support groups in the USA, Canada, and the rest of the world.

Textbook on Depression and its Treatment.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

Treatment-resistant Mood Disorders.

Usenet newsgroups devoted to Depression.

Vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for depression.

Women and Depression.

Writings by People with Mood Disorders.

Writings of Dr. Ivan.

WWW Sites Devoted to Depression.

WWW Sites Devoted to Disorders Other Than Depression.

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