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Depression is a common form of mental illness that affects more than 15 million Americans. Depression does not look a certain way, and there are many types of depression.
Some examples of depression include Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Dysthymia and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Although there are many forms of depression, some of the symptoms overlap. For example, many people with depression feel a sense of worthlessness.
Depression hurts people internationally. It does not discriminate by race or gender. Depression is often genetic, which means that you are more likely to suffer from a form of depression if someone in your family has the disease.
Some common signs of depression are: feeling of lethargy, excessive sleep, lack of appetite, social isolation, overeating and poor self-image. The most severe symptoms of depression that require immediate attention are suicide or not want to exist. If a friend or loved one says things like "I would be better off dead" or "no one would notice if I had left," these are dangerous statements and need help.
Depression can be quite serious and even deadly if left untreated. Fortunately, there is help available. A licensed therapist can help people suffering from depression and help them learn that there is hope; You can spend an extraordinarily painful time. Therapists understand depression and want to help people improve.
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