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Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness in which feelings of sadness, anger, loss, or frustration are long-lasting and get in the way of everyday life. Clinical depression is categorized by severity from mild to severe. 

Symptoms of depression include: 

  • Difficulty sleeping or too much sleeping
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • A drastic change in appetite, accompanied by weight gain or loss
  • Self-loathing and low self-worth
  • Trouble focusing
  • Feeling exasperated and helpless
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Inactivity and detachment
  • Frequent thoughts of suicide

Specialist

Psychiatrist or Psychotherapist 

Helpful Links

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml