How Do I Know if I Have Depression? What Is Depression?

September 24, 2015 Kristen Virag

At one time or another, most of us have been through hard times that wear us down immensely, but how do you know if you have depression? People use the word depression often. They believe depressed people are sad for a particular reason. However this is not the case. So, if that isn't depression, then how do you know if you have depression? What is depression?

Depression comes with a variety of physical and mental symptoms, and can sometimes appear unexpectedly. As someone who has suffered from depression, I would like to paint a clear picture of the mental illness for families wondering about their loved one and for those of you wondering if your depressed mood is more than simply feeling sad.

How Do I Know if I Have Depression? How do I know if I have depression? Many people ask that question when they feel sadness for prolonged periods. Find out if you're depressed. Read this.

It's difficult to self-diagnose depression, but usually with the help of a professional, you can be guided in the right direction. Depression doesn't discriminate, and can come about even when there is no particular and obvious problem in the person's life. People who experience depression experience similar symptoms (Depression Symptoms: What Are The Symptoms Of Depression?). Getting informed can help you understand if you, or a loved one has depression.

In this video, I want to give a clear description of some of the common symptoms of depression, so that if you are going through depression you don't feel alone. If somebody you know or love is going through it, you can hopefully guide them in the right direction and help your depressed friend as soon as possible.

What Is Depression Video

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Virag, K. (2015, September 24). How Do I Know if I Have Depression? What Is Depression?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 24 from

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