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

Sun shines on Stirling Castle on February 3, 2014 in Stirling, Scotland. Scots will vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum on September 18. A recent poll indicates that support for the yes campaign has grown dramatically by five percentage points ov
Sun shines on Stirling Castle on February 3, 2014 in Stirling, Scotland. Scots will vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum on September 18. A recent poll indicates that support for the yes campaign has grown dramatically by five percentage points ov
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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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