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Demystifying Depression

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Note:This article is not written by a doctor. The recommendations are not referenced to actual research except in a bibliography. This document should in no way serve as a substitute for medical advice. Doctors and experts are welcome to add their comments at Talk:Demystifying Depression#Review Notes.


"Depression is a mood disorder", so start many descriptions of the illness. That is a gross understatement. Depression does indeed seriously affect your mood, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. A clinical depression can be an incapacitating illness, affecting your ability to perform tasks that require concentration and rendering you unable to work.

By writing this document we hope to provide you with the knowledge everyone should have about their mental well-being. Depression is not an unavoidable fate. It is physical.

The good news is that you can recover and yes, even learn to be happier than you have ever been before.

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