The Serious Medical Illness Of Depression

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Feeling down, drinking a lot, blowing a lot of money on non-sense. Not getting alone with friends or family member like you use to. Having trouble sleeping or eating too much? You could be part of the nine percent of people that are depressed. Depression is something everybody feels at less once a month. Some people or depressed but don’t know they are. A lot of people go years without seeking help. This could let too thoughts of hopelessness or even suicidal thoughts. According to Bill Hendrick 2010 the CDC says that about 9% of Americans report they are depressed at least occasionally, and 3.4% suffer from major depression. There is help out there for even the most depressed person. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness but a path to greatness. A serious medical illness; it’s not something that you have made up in your head. It’s more than just feeling "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. Its feeling "down" and "low" and "hopeless" for weeks. Some try to find other ways to cope with this feeling like trying to keep their minds off this feeling they will drink alcohol, smoke weed or cigarette. This feeling is better known as depression. Depression is a word that is regularly misused. Most people experience days or weeks when they feel low and fed up, but generally they get over it without needing to seek medical help. This is not clinical depression, best defined as a collection of psychological symptoms including sadness; unhappy thoughts characterized by
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