If you suffer from any of the symptoms of depression, does that mean you ARE depressed? We all go through hard times now and again. How do you know the difference between just feeling blue and being clinically depressed?
As many as 20 million Americans suffer from one of the many types of depression, and if you or someone you love is one of those, you know that it can be one of the most debilitating health issues there is.
Depression robs its victims of their quality of life, and it does not discriminate. If affects young children, teens and adults. Depression in children and depression in the elderly are both becoming ever-increasing problems. It is important to know if you or a loved one have any of the depression warning signs.
So, if you have any of the above signs or symptoms of depression, are you depressed? Not necessarily. Let's face it. Life is not always easy. All of us go through rough times and have valid reasons to feel sad and hopeless. The key here is whether or not there is a valid reason for how you're feeling.
It's only when you allow yourself to fully experience your grief and sadness that you are able to move through the necessary stages and come out ready and able to move on with life.
When there is no valid reason for your depression symptoms, however, and you can't seem to move on, that is when you need to seek help.
Please click on the links below to visit my many pages on depression. I've got information on the different types of depression, causes of depression, natural remedies for depression, as well as links to depression support groups. Always remember that you are not alone - there are many others coping with depression who want to help!
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