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Depression

8 Things You Should Know About Depression

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Events can trigger depression
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Certain events or attributes can trigger depression.


Medication not the only way exercise can help improve depression
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Medication isn’t the only way to treat depression.


The multitude, people crossing street
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Depression is more common than you think.


Stress can lead to a weakened immune system
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Depression can put people at risk for other health conditions.


Older depressed white man
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The elderly are particularly at risk for depression.


Depressed woman lack of sleep, looking out window
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Depression does have specific symptoms.


men and woman figures
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Depression affects men and women differently.


Bronchodilators may increase depression
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Some medications have been associated with causing depression


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