Depression is a serious mood disorder. Some of the most common symptoms of depression are a persistent feeling of sadness, being anxious or “empty”, feeling hopeless or pessimistic, feeling irritable, loosing interest, low energy or fatigue, difficulty concentrating and remembering, having difficulties sleeping or sleeping too much, thoughts of death or suicide, as well as aches or pains without a physical cause. There are more symptoms of depression, and the symptoms of depression can vary between people. The earlier depression is diagnosed, the more effective is the treatment. If you think you might be suffering from depression, reach out to your doctor or health care provider.
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