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Persistent Feelings of sad or having a downer mood

Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed

Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting

Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much

Loss of energy or increased fatigue

Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., inability to sit still, pacing, hand-wringing) or slowed movements or speech (these actions must be severe enough to be observable by others)

Feeling worthless or guilty

Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a common mental disorder. It is an ailment as much as having COVID is. It is not a thing people say only when they feel sad.

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

More women are affected by depression than men.

Depression can lead to suicide.

There are effective psychological and pharmacological treatments for moderate and severe depression.

Love, Ballie💖



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