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When should I get help for dealing with depression?

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Ask your doctor for help if your sadness is making your life worse, like causing trouble with relationships, work issues, or family disputes -- and there isn't a clear solution to these problems.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Depression."

Siegert, R. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology, April 2005.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Many Shadows of MS Related Depression." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Depression."

Siegert, R. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology, April 2005.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Many Shadows of MS Related Depression." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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