By: Paige Spellman

What is Depression?

Depression is a mental illness that involves the body, and mood that affects the way he/she does things in their daily life. Depression is a state of permanent sadness or gloom.
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Is it Common?

Depression is VERY common. More than 3 million people develop depression every year in the United States.
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Mood swings, boredom, loss of interest in things enjoyed, excessive crying, self-harm, isolation, restless sleep, fatigue, drug abuse...