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10 Top Myths About Depression

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MYTH: You Can Snap Out of Depression.


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MYTH: People with Depression are Always Sad.


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MYTH: It’s Possible to Push Through Depression on Your Own.


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MYTH: Depression Affects Only the Brain.


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MYTH: Only Major Depression Requires Treatment.


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MYTH: Depression is Best Treated with Medication.


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MYTH: Friends Can’t Help Friends Who are Depressed.


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MYTH: Depression Only Occurs When Something Bad Happens in Your Life


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MYTH: Only Women Experience True Depression.


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MYTH: Kids Can’t Be Depressed.


Kelly Bryant

Kelly Bryant

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Kelly Bryant is a long-time freelance writer specializing in health, wellness, and parenting topics, with the occasional celebrity profile thrown in for good measure. She resides in Los Angeles where she finds her zen exploring the latest boutique fitness crazes when she isn’t running around after her three kids.