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WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
DEPRESSION IS A SERIOUS ILLNESS. BUT THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.
Depression requires time, care and understanding to be overcome. It’s an individual illness and requires individual responses.
Depression is an illness in the same way that cancer is an illness. It affects both men and women, but quite often what they experience and how they respond is different.
The word ‘Depression’ is used in many different ways. Every day blues or sadness is not depression.
The depression that DSN is concerned about is clinical depression, (sometime called major depression), which lasts at least two weeks at a time and affects a person’s ability to carry out their work or to have satisfying personal relationships.
SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE:
Loss of interest in friends, activities and things you used to enjoy.
Intense anxiety or sadness.
Feeling tired and unable to concentrate.
Feeling helpless, worthless and lacking hope.
Feelings of despair and guilt.
Disturbed sleep patterns.
Feeling fatigued and exhausted.
Changes in appetite.
Tension and irritability.
Previously easy tasks take longer and are more difficult.
MAJOR PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Depression Support Network Albany Inc. recognises and expresses our appreciation for the vital cooperation, support and input of the following partners and sponsors: