7 Signs It is Not Depression, But Sadness

or clinical depression is when you’re depressed on most days, losing interest in normal activities and relationships, for at least 2 weeks or more. include depressive symptoms like fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, impaired concentration, insomnia or hypersomnia, restlessness, or even thoughts of suicide. Whether , and not , we encourage you to watch this video to really learn the difference between and depression.

If you notice that your symptoms of sadness has lasted for a long time, we encourage you to start taking the first step to learn more and seek help.

We even have a playlist, covering everything about depression here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD4cyJhQaFwUJVS9EhPoe69k17o7wk0-8

People often confuse sadness for depression. What is depression?

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