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Depression is a state of low mood (frame of mind) and aversion (disliking) to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Depressed people feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless.

Bottom Line: Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains, or digestive problems contemplate, attempt, or commit suicide

Depressed mood is not always a psychiatric disorder. It may also be a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of some medical conditions, or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments.

  • Many people do not want to be diagnosis and treated for depression because they do not want to be identified with a Mental Health condition.

  • Depression needs to be clearly and correctly diagnosis before taking many different medicines as a quick fix.

  • Sometimes Depression is cause by something that’s actually needs to be talked through with Qualified Counselors before starting on medicine.