Major depression 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. Major depression include depressive symptoms like fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, impaired concentration, insomnia or hypersomnia, restlessness, or even thoughts of suicide. Whether it is depression, and not sadness, we encourage you to watch this video to really learn the difference between sadness 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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