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4 things everyone should know about depression

Depression is a severe and frequent mental health condition that can affect the way you feel, behave, and act. It and causes a constant feeling of sadness and a loss of interest in everything. People who have depression can feel demotivated and find it difficult to perform even the simplest of everyday activities.

However, depression is more than just a feeling of sadness. More than 16.2 million US adults experience at least one depressive disorder episode once in a year. It affects around 7.1 percent of US adults above age 18 years. It is estimated that more than 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide.


There are different types of depression; many of them have common symptoms along with individual symptoms characterizing each type. If you experience the following symptoms for at least two weeks, then you may be suffering from depression.