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“Ugh, I’m so depressed today.”

If I hear this statement one more time I think I’m going to scream…

Truth be told, I do not know whether the person saying this is or is not suffering from depression. (In fact, I do not know who this person is, since this ambiguous, blanket statement has been said by many people I’ve met over the years.) However, I do know is that statements like this are why depression—the illness—is often confused as more of a mood than a clinical issue.

So in an effort to educate (and not simply scream), I decided to take today’s blog “back to basics.”

Depression, by definition, is “a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way” (Merriam-Webster). While I also acknowledge it is “a state of feeling sad,” and that the aforementioned…

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