Most people experience feelings of sadness and depression in their lives. When these feelings persist for weeks or months at a time and prevent you from living your life, you may have clinical depression. Clinical depression not only affects the way you feel but can also deter you from doing the things that you normally enjoy. Depression is not something you can “snap-out” of and requires intervention, sometimes even long-term treatment.
For people suffering from depression, the symptoms are so severe they cause problems in day-to-day activities, like going to school and work.
Depression can be caused by a number of factors ranging from biological to circumstantial.
Common Causes Include:
If you are feeling depressed, make an appointment with your doctor or a mental health professional immediately. If you are reluctant to seek help, confide in a trusted friend, healthcare professional, faith leader, or someone around you that you trust.
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