Depression

by Aryanna

Depression is:

A strong mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or even longer

Signs and Symptoms

  • Negative feelings and mood
  • Negative thinking
  • Low energy and motivation
  • Concentration
  • Physical Symptoms (ex. loss of appetite, headaches, sleeping problems)
  • Social Withdrawing
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How it affects someone

People with depression might have feelings of worthlessness or inner pain. This causes eating disorders, self harming, a bad mood, or even physical body aches and pains.

How depression is diagnosed

  • Doctors can check for conditions related to depression
  • Talk to counselors who are professionals at diagnosing and curing mental health issues
  • Psychologists and psychiatrists can diagnose depression
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Treatment of Depression

Depression can be treated by talking to a therapist, taking medication, daily exercise, exposure to daylight, eating right, and a good night's sleep. Most importantly, you can talk to your friends and family for support

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 Americans experience depression at some point of their lives
  • People with depression get colds more often
  • 80% of people with depression are not being treated