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Signs and symptoms of depression may include:

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness, irritability or frustration,

  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, focusing on past failures or self-blame

  • Loss of interest or pleasure

  • Sleep disturbances (insomnia or sleeping too much)

  • Lack of energy, hard to concentrate or make decisions, slowed speaking or body movements

  • Appetite changes, weight gain, or weight loss

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

 Depression or Major Depressive Disorder can affect children, adolescents, and adults at any age. However, depression can be improved tremendously with mental health counseling and antidepressant medications if needed.

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