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The word "depression" is often thrown around quite easily.
We all feel sad or down from time to time due to everyday life situations. Sometimes people use the word “depressed” to describe their feelings of sadness or disappointment. But depression entails more than just everyday sadness.
If your sadness lasts more than just a couple of days and starts to overtake your everyday life, you may be suffering from depression.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 19 million Americans suffer from depression. According to the CDC, 10 to 25 percent of women and five to 12 percent of men will become clinically depressed at some point in their lives.
Learn to know the symptoms of depression in order to seek help.
Remember, the severity of symptoms can vary among individuals and over time. Some people may experience only a few symptoms. When these symptoms seem overwhelming, disabling or long-lasting, it is time to seek depression treatment.
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