5 Warning Signs of Depression

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Lack of Interest - When someone shows a complete lack of interest in activities that they used to enjoy this may indicate that they are suffering from depression. This might

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Lack of Interest - When someone shows a complete lack of interest in activities that they used to enjoy this may indicate that they are suffering from depression. This might include anything from not attending social events, dropping out of clubs, stopping sporting activities, or cutting themselves off from friendship groups. This symptom of depression can effectively cause the condition to worsen as it may damage relationships, which can further the sense of sadness in the sufferer.

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Thu, Nov 1, 2012 11:28 AM EDT

Depression is clinically understood as an illness, but quite often the warning signs given when someone is becoming depressed are misread, and sometimes they go completely unnoticed. When the symptoms are regarded in isolation it is all too easy to dismiss them as indicators that someone is just 'being sad' about a particular event.

If you are aware of all of the symptoms of the illness, and see a number of them combined, then this may be a clear indication that someone is suffering from depression, and medical help should be sought.

As with all medical conditions they key to treating this illness is early diagnosis. The longer that a person lives with depression the more likely they are to suffer from it's more serious negative effects.

What are the signs?

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