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Find Out If You Are Depressed Or Sad

Written by Chioma Kalu
Depression being a common form of illness has being concluded to be suffered by large number of persons in the society. Sadly almost half of us will suffer from depression at some point in our lives, but the condition remains badly misunderstood and therefore often poorly treated. At the heart of our collective difficulty with depression most at times we fail to note the difference between depression and some state which one can find themselves in, namely sadness, unhappiness, angry etc. It’s because we unwittingly tend to apply to cases of depression a number of assumptions drawn from, and better suited to, an understanding of sadness that we end up suffering far more than we should. Examples of depression include Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Dysthymia and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Even
 though there are many forms of depression, some of the symptoms overlap. For example, many people with depression feel a sense of worthlessness. It doesn’t discriminate based upon race or gender. Often depression is genetic meaning you are more likely to suffer from a form of depression if someone in your family has the illness. Some common signs of depression are: feeling lethargic, oversleeping, lack of appetite, social isolation, overeating and poor
self-image.
If you are suffering from serious depression, Don’t hesitate to seek help. Talk to someone. Don’t hide it. Commit to working on yourself and getting better, one day at a time. Be cautious of your thought pattern, control them before they get out of control. Depression is different for everyone but it CAN be treated. Your mental health is important.
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Chioma Kalu

My name is Olugu Chioma Kalu. I was born in Aba, Abia State Nigeria. I am currently a student of Abia State University Uturu (ABSU) studying English Language and literature. I am an effective communicator and a good writer. I assure you that I understand you and will be able to connect with you.

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