Gain a better understanding of major depression disorder including tips on how to cope w/ depression & information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of major depression disorder.

6 Surprising Symptoms of Depression

When many people think of depression, they often think of feeling sad; however, depression can display itself through a variety of symptoms. Both men and women can experience depression, as can children, teenagers, and older adults. While anyone can experience depression, not everyone will share the same symptoms. While it’s common for a person’s depression to manifest through suicidal thoughts, lethargy, and feelings of sadness, there are lesser known symptoms that are just as prevalent. If you or someone you know is displaying any of the six following symptoms, it may be due to depression.

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How Do You Know if It’s Depression or Quarantine Blues?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wage across local communities throughout the U.S., many people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed. While feeling down is a normal reaction to the situation at hand, it’s important to recognize the difference between quarantine blues and clinical depression. If you’re unsure if you’re experiencing clinical depression or experiencing a typical response to the current situation, here are a few things to consider.

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How to Tell a Loved One You’re Depressed

For some, it’s difficult to admit to themselves that they are suffering from anxiety or depression, let alone tell a close friend or loved one. Saying the words out loud can prove to be a terrifying feat and that action alone can make the diagnosis feel that much more real, when the person affected may actually want to try to hide or forget about the illness.

How to Change Negative Thinking

You may have heard in the past to just “think positive” to overcome your depression. While that statement was most likely said with pure intentions, it can be frustrating to hear. Depression is not a choice and it can affect anyone’s daily life, regardless of whether one chooses to think positively or not. But while…

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Depression Fact Sheet

Major depression is a serious medical illness affecting more than 14 million American adults every year. Of those suffering from depression, 6.8 million do not even seek treatment. Often a debilitating disorder,
depression results in a persistent state of sadness that interferes with an individual’s thoughts, behavior, mood, and physical health. It is important to recognize the symptoms and seek treatment as soon as possible.