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    Getting Help For Depression

    When you have depression, it's more than feeling sad. Intense feelings of sadness and other symptoms, like losing interest in things you enjoy, may last for a while. Depression is a medical illness, not a sign of weakness. And it's treatable.

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    Depression: Do You Know the Symptoms?

    What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

    They include feeling several of the following for at least 2 weeks:

    • Feeling sad, anxious, or empty
    • Feeling hopeless or pessimistic
    • Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
    • Not enjoying things you used to enjoy
    • Trouble with concentration, memory, or making decisions
    • Sleeping too much or too little
    • Appetite changes
    • Gaining or losing weight
    • Feeling restless or irritable
    • Thoughts of suicide or death

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