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You may be depressed if you have at least five of these symptoms for 2 weeks or longer, and one of the symptoms is either sadness or loss of interest.
A serious symptom of depression is thinking about death and suicide. If you or someone you care about talks about suicide or feeling hopeless, get help right away.
Learn the warning signs of suicide, which include talking a lot about death, giving things away, or using a lot of alcohol or drugs or both. If you see these signs in yourself or a loved one, get help.
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Current as ofSeptember 11, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineLisa S. Weinstock, MD - PsychiatryChristine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as of: September 11, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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