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Symptoms of Depression

Feelings of sadness, loneliness, or depression are common reactions to disappointment or loss. But feeling depressed more often than not and for weeks at a time is a sign that something is wrong. This is a sign that it’s time to seek professional help. Depression does not look the same in everyone because symptoms of depression can vary greatly from person to person.

Depression symptoms can vary from person to person, but pervasive feelings of sadness, apathy, and disinterest in things a person once enjoyed are common signs of depression. Read the following articles below to learn more about how depression symptoms manifest themselves under different circumstances. 

Recognizing Forms of Self-Medication

Not everyone who has depression will jump out and admit it. Often, symptoms of depression are masked with alcohol, drugs, and risky behavior.

Teenage Depression Quiz

Wondering if your teen is suffering from depression? Take this quick quiz to find out if it's time to take your teen to see a specialist.

Depression After the Death of a Loved One

Grief is a typical response to the death of a loved one, but sometimes it lasts longer than normal and can develop into depression.

How Women Experience Depression

While men are more prone to show depression symptoms through aggression or anger, women show their emotions differently.

Depression After a Breakup

Love can be a tough game to play, especially during a messy breakup. Learn how ending a romantic relationship can impact your emotional health.

Social Media and Depression

Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and more are great ways to communicate, but often people use them as means to offer a cry for help.