Recognize the signs:
Irritability or anger
Continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness
Increased sensitivity to rejection
Changes in appetite -- either increased or decreased
Changes in sleep -- sleeplessness or excessive sleep
Vocal outbursts or crying
Fatigue and low energy
Physical complaints (such as stomachaches, headaches) that don't respond to treatment
Reduced ability to function during events and activities at home or with friends, in school, extracurricular activities, and in other hobbies or interests
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
Impaired thinking or concentration
Thoughts of death or suicide
Depression is a medical illness which affects the brain which in turn affects the rest of the body. It causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
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