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Depressed: Contact National Alliance on Mental Illness 'NAMI' in your area

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According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living.

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness, nor is it something that you can simply "snap out" of. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychological counseling or both read the entire Mayo Clinic article

Living with depression, join a support group contact National Alliance on Mental Illness "NAMI" in your area

Mental health professionals are trained to help people cope during tough times. Read Benefits of seeing a psychiatrist

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