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Depression

Medline NLM definition for depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.

Depression: information from Patient UK website

Depression: information from the NHS website

PubMed Medline search on Depression.

Support Groups

Mind
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress

Depression Alliance
Web site gives details of news, publications, links, support for carers. Advice and information on coping with depression and symptoms of depression.

Sane
SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness.

The Samaritans
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.

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