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Anna, Mental Health Professional
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Experience:  Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.
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How can I tell if I am just a bit/lot down and sad, or if I

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how can I tell if I am just a bit/lot down and sad, or if I am suffering from depression and need help

Hi Stayathome,

Its actually pretty easy to discern if someone has clinical depression as opposed to just a lull in motivation and energy. I'll give you a link to a symptom list from the Mayo Clinic with an article that will tell you a little more about it and it's treatment, and then you can use that information to talk with your doctor about being evaluated for depression and possible treatment.

I can tell you that you'll feel so much better if you do have it and then get treatment. It's like a lightbulb going off in your brain and all of the sudden you have mental energy, stamina and concentration.

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