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This subject guide is intended to help those who are battling with depression and would like to know more about the causes and the resources available to them.
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Subject Headings

abnormal psychology

brain AND depression

clinical depression

clinical behavior analysis


depression AND depression (psychology),

depression AND children,

depression AND violence,

depression AND adolescents

depression AND Woman/Women (see also Female)

depression AND Man/Men

depression AND abusive relationships

depression AND risk factors

depression AND mental health

economic depression

manic-depressive illness

mental depression






Scope: This subject guide will serve as a reference to those who either suffer from depression, know those who suffer from depression, or individuals who would like to know more about the causes, symptoms, types, and treatments for depression. This guide will offer information to the many different resources that are available on the topic of depression. This libguide will also help those who are interested in how depression effects the brain of those who are struggling with the mental disorder. 


Introduction: Depression is a brain disorder that affects not only the brain but how one feels, thinks and behaves. Depression can be a serious issue for a number of people. I have personally dealt with depression and I know several people who suffer depression. Depression effects people in their everyday life and often prevents them from doing things that they enjoy. Depression can cause issues in the workplace, home, school, and day to day activities. The goal of this libguide is to bring awareness to depression and highlight the many causes of depression. This libguide will also provide information that others can use to find books, references, support groups, and much more. 

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Depression and the Brain

  • The Effects of Depression on the Brain
    The hippocampus is located near the center of the brain. It stores memories and regulates the production of a hormone called cortisol. The body releases cortisol during times of physical and mental stress, including during times of depression.

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