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16 Things to Know About Depression

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Closeup on the hands of a stressed person leaning on a table
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What is depression?


Depressed man at train station
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But everyone gets depressed, right?


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But we can just snap out of depression, right?


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So depression is a disease of the brain?


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Can you give me an example?


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Can you give me an example of "nature"?


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Wait, what do you mean by overstimulated or understimulated?


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Now I’m getting very confused.


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Now I’m totally confused.


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Can you give me an example of “nurture”?


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I’m following you so far.


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That is often easier said than done.


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In what way?


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Change our routines? How?


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Just tell me how antidepressants fit into the picture.


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I have a few more thousand questions.


John McManamy

John McManamy

John is an author and advocate for Mental Health. He wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Depression and Bipolar Disorder.