So much is still misunderstood about depression. This article will set things straight.
Everyone feels sad when they face disappointments or lose someone or something important to them. Everyone feels sad when they face disappointments or lose someone or something important to them. It is important to recognize the symptoms of depression
If you experience 5 or more of the above symptoms for more than 2 weeks, you may be suffering from depression. It is advisable to consult your doctor.
Many people do not seek help because they hold on to certain myths about depression. Some of these include:
FACT: Talking about your feelings allows you to air your problems, seek assurance and find solutions. You may want to talk to a trained counsellor who can help you walk through your depression. All information given is kept strictly confidential.
FACT: Depression takes away a lot of energy from a person. Loss of interest in usual activities is common and should not be misunderstood as a sign of laziness.
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This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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