Link – Signs You Should See a Doctor for Depression

“”Almost all of the symptoms of depression on their own are experienced by everyone at one time or another,” explains Jennifer Payne, MD, director of the Women’s Mood Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. If you’ve been dealing with four or more of the following symptoms every day for two weeks, and they’ve impaired the way you usually function (for example, prevented you from working, being a responsible parent, or seeing friends), it’s time to check in with your doctor.”

It can be difficult to know the difference between something making you sad, and suffering from depression. Society sometimes uses the terms interchangeably, when we really shouldn’t. Yes, being rejected or losing a loved one will make anyone sad, that’s not really unusual, and isn’t really something we should worry about long-term. Being unable to function because you lack the energy, or can no longer enjoy activities that used to be fun, is on a different level. Take a look at this article for more information and for god’s sake, stop using the word depressed to describe what it feels like when your favorite team loses. It only furthers the confusion!,,20854499,00.html

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