According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include: feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness, loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, and a feeling of sadness for more than a few weeks. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms then it is time to seek help from a medical professional.
Back in June 2001, I attended my first psychiatric conference - The Fourth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder. I had been writing about mood disorders for exactly two years. My lack of knowledge intimidated me. Here I was, among the top mood disorders experts in the world, pretending to be a mental health journalist.. One of…