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Depression is a fairly common mood disorder that impacts more than 300 million people across the globe. The complex condition has mental and physical symptoms that can interfere with an affected individual's ability to function day to day. Recognizing the signs that signal depression can help people with depression and their loved ones understand their condition and seek help.

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1. Persistent Sadness

Overwhelming and persistent sadness is common in people with depression. They may experience a sense of hopelessness that makes it difficult to see the good in life. Minor inconveniences can seem like enormous obstacles they cannot overcome. This feeling makes it difficult to carry out meaningful activities due to overwhelming feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.

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