Depression affects approximately 7% of people over the course of one year. It often begins during the teenage years.
- A Major Depressive Episode that lasts at least 2 weeks, where you’ve felt sad or depressed most of the day, almost every day.
- You might also experience most of the following symptoms:
- Eating much more or much less than normal
- Sleeping much more or much less than normal
- Moving restlessly or barely moving at all
- Feeling really tired and lacking energy
- Losing feelings of pleasure or enjoyment
- Feeling worthless, hopeless, or guilty
- Having trouble concentrating or making decisions
- Losing interest in activities you usually enjoy
- Having thoughts of death and dying, including suicidal thoughts and plans
- Attempting suicide
- These symptoms prevent you from being able to do well at school, at work, or in your relationships and are not due to an obvious cause.
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