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Warning Signs of Depression

Get Serious About Depression

Get Serious About Depression

Too many people casually toss around the word “depressed.” Whether used to describe yourself, a friend, family member or colleague, it’s an easy way to explain someone’s mood, attitude or behavior. But depression is a serious condition with serious consequences, one with clinical standards for diagnosis and real treatment options. To understand clinical depression and how it affects the mind and body, you need to know the warning signs.

By Daniel Halperin, published August 23, 2011. Daniel is a freelance writer based in New York City.