Is It the Blues or Clinical Depression: Recognizing the Signs of Depression

(Post share from the IRATAD Blog)

[H]ow do we know if the pain and sadness we are experiencing is something more than just a part of the normal ups and downs of life? When a person comes down with a common case of “the blues” it is usually described as a feeling of sadness that only mildly interferes with a person’s routine, and is usually resolved after a few days. Clinical depression on the other hand is a serious illness identified by lasting and acute feelings of hopelessness and despair that have a profound impact on an individual’s life and ability to function.

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