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Are you depressed? 20 signs to watch out for

Espresso Logo By Philippe Michaud of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses around the world. According to the American Psychiatric Association, one in six people will be affected by a major depression (that is, they will experience symptoms of depression that last at least two weeks) in the course of their lives.
Depression can affect children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly, regardless of their nationality, level of education, or social status. Although 70% to 80% of cases can be treated with medication and therapy, some patients will struggle with depression their entire lives. So how can you recognize the signs of depression?
If you think you’re suffering from depression, talk to your doctor right away. Plenty of organizations offer helpful resources, like the Canadian Mental Health Association and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Are you depressed? 20 signs to watch out for

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses around the world. According to the American Psychiatric Association, one in six people will be affected by a major depression (that is, they will experience symptoms of depression that last at least two weeks) in the course of their lives.

Depression can affect children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly, regardless of their nationality, level of education, or social status. Although 70% to 80% of cases can be treated with medication and therapy, some patients will struggle with depression their entire lives. So how can you recognize the signs of depression?

If you think you’re suffering from depression, talk to your doctor right away. Plenty of organizations offer helpful resources, like the Canadian Mental Health Association and the National Institute of Mental Health.

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