Depression takes many different forms, and it affects people at different levels of intensity. Just about anyone can all fall victims to this illness, regardless of age, sex or income level. Depression affects people on both physical and emotional levels. It can be hard to identify for certain since it shares some of its symptoms with other illnesses and states of mind. For example, someone who suffers a serious loss experiences grief, but if they grieve too long or too much, it can turn into depression. The rising number of young people becoming depressed is cause for concern, and it's important to know the signs of clinical depression.
Depression often causes people to lose interest in things they used to enjoy. Formerly outgoing people consistently turning down invitations from friends to go on trips or to have fun together could have depression. Sometimes the depressed person starts to neglect hygiene and appearance standards. They might also fail to keep their responsibilities towards other people. What were once normal social interactions now cease to appeal to them as they retreat into the world of depression.
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