How to Recognize Depression

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How to Recognize DepressionHow to Recognize Depression

Approximately 16.2 million American adults suffer from depression

Symptoms of Depression

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Overeating or lack of hunger
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Guilt, shame, and hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Persistent aches, headaches, or cramps

The Difference Between Sadness and Depression


  • It occurs as a natural reaction to a painful event, such as loss of job or a loved one
  • It can motivate a person to improve their circumstances
  • It only lasts a short period of time


  • It’s a psychiatric disorder that negatively impacts a person’s quality of life
  • Depression is draining and can often make an individual feel as if everything is an effort
  • It lasts for at least two weeks, and can last months if left untreated

Tools for Treating Depression

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