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Depression Symptoms and Causes

Depression is a whole body illness involving the body, mood and thoughts and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels about herself and thinks about things. It is not the same as being unhappy or in a blue mood. Nor is it a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. Without treatment, symptoms of depression can last for weeks, months or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression.