Depression

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

 

Depression is not simply a temporary change in mood or a sign of weakness. It is a real medical condition with many emotional, physical, behavioural and cognitive symptoms.1,2

 

Many people are ashamed or afraid to ask for help. Others shrug off their symptoms and end up suffering in silence. Contrary to some misconceptions, depression is neither inevitable nor is it a character flaw.1 People with depression often get these ideas because of the feeling of guilt caused by the illness.1 Depression is a real health problem for which help is available.1 But you must be aware of it and know how to ask for help.

 

http://depressionhurts.ca/en/about/symptoms.aspx

 

 

 

 

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