How to Identify Signs of Depression
Learn how to identify symptoms and signs of depression with expert mental health advice in this free video series on identifying depression.
Depression is an extremely common psychiatric disorder which manifests itself through several symptoms, including loss of interest in usual activities, persistent decreased or depressed mood, and sometimes thoughts of suicide. Clinical depression affects between 7 and 18 percent of the population at some point in their lives before the age of 40, and one episode of depression is likely to lead to more depressive episodes in the future. While there are several causes for depression, some of the most common causes for depression include genetic predisposition, medical conditions, sleep quality, or psychological factors such as a death in the family, or poor self esteem. In this free video series, our expert will teach you how to identify signs of depression. If you suspect you, a friend or family member is suffering from depression, let our expert explain the various symptoms of depression and when you may need to seek professional help. Learn about how trouble concentrating, weight loss or gain, poor school or job performance and stomach aches can all be signs of depression. Also get tips for identifying drug and alcohol abuse, relationship trouble and social isolation as depression symptoms. Depression is one of the major causes of suicide and can also severely affect a persons enjoyment of life, so be sure to check out this free video to catch serious clinical depression signs before it is too late.
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