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What Is Depression?

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People from all walks of life experience bouts of sadness in their lives. Unwanted life events happen to everyone on the planet: loss of a loved one, illness, money troubles, relationship issues, job stress. While all people will deal with life occurrences that are upsetting and even heart-wrenching, some people will experience sadness that they cannot rise above. For them, there is no “snapping out of it,” or “coming to peace” with their circumstances. Depression is a mood disorder that causes long-lasting, persistent feelings of sadness. Depression can also lead to loss of interest in day-to-day life with the people you enjoy being around. … Continue reading