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Life isn't always pleasant or easy but being unhappy all the time is a problem you can overcome. Learn what you need to know to identify, understand, and successfully solve the challenges of depression.

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Depression can make you feel helpless, hopeless, or empty and numb; but there’s a lot you can do to change how you feel. With help and support, you can overcome depression and get your life back.

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What is depression?

While feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, depression is much more than the temporary blues. Clinical depression—also known as major depression—is a serious mood disorder that makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. The symptoms of depression include apathy, unrelenting despair, hopelessness, loss of energy, concentration problems, and changes in your eating and sleeping patterns.

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Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs: Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. Explore the common warning signs, causes and risk factors, and the different types of depression.
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Dealing with Depression: You can’t beat depression with sheer willpower, but you can make a huge dent with simple lifestyle changes and other coping tips. The steps may seem small, but they’ll quickly add up. Learn how to get started today. MORE »

Depression Treatment: When you’re depressed, it can feel like you’ll never feel better, but even the most sever depression is treatable. Learn about the many effective ways of treating depression, including therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. MORE »

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