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Feeling sad is normal, we’ve all been there at some point, but prolonged sadness can be a symptom of something else. What Is Depression? – What is it?

What is depression and how to help someone suffering from it

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), used worldwide for Psychologists and Psychiatrists, the Depression was characterized by 5 or more of the following symptoms during the same period of two weeks and also represent a change from the performance prior to the person.

How to help someone with depression?

  • Is essential to help the person recognize they’re suffering from a disease and transmit it is vital that you receive counseling, and the sooner you get into the hands of a professional best.
  • Learn about Depression: characteristics, causes, treatments, consequences .. in order to assess the state where the person is and if it gets worse, improvement, etc..
  • Treat a person with patience and tolerance, encouraging him to continue with the treatment since depression’s characteristics make this a difficult part.