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A symptom of the bad times is that you think that they will never abate You convince yourself that you are doomed forever to a state of half-life You awake to a sighing gloom and an inordinate effort of will is required to leave your bed You know that you should get up to arrest the feeling of despair but the listlessness which is a characteristic of the condition holds you there gazing upwards in static stare musing over the endlessness of the day ahead Everything is an effort and is carried out in slow motion The smallest task is a weight on youMinor problems become issues of magnitude Decisions are deferred and avoided Simple tasks are shelved Worst of all is the disintegration of your self-confidence You fumble in speech and in action The ringing of a telephone assaults you and you shrink from answering it given by the famous writer W Styrone in his book entitled Darkness Visible providing us with an in-dept description of his own personal experiences when he suffered from depression Over the course of the year 176 million American adults suffer from a depressive illness That is 10 of the population Pfizer Dealing Depression is a whole-body illness including mind mood body and thoughts It effects everything from the way you sleep to the way you feel about yourself It effects how you react and how you see things Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have the disorder but also to the ones who care about them Depression can rip apart families and destroy the life of an innocent person This happens to many people because unfortunately they do not recognize that they have a treatable illness and dont seek medical help With many types of depression and numerous causes an innumerable amount of people suffer from depression but with the right treatments and support
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