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Mental health. Signs and symptoms of depression. How might counselling help someone with Depression?

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  • Submitted: 12/06/2010
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What is depression?

Depression is different from feeling down or sad. Unhappiness is something which everyone feels at some time or another, usually due to a particular cause. A person suffering from depression will experience intense emotions of anxiety, hopelessness, negativity, and helplessness, and the feelings stay with them instead of going away.

Depression can happen to anyone. Many famous people, who seem to have everything going for them, battle with this health problem. Depression isn't fussy it can affect anyone, doesn't discriminated!

Some depression runs in families. Researchers believe that it is possible to inherit a tendency to get depression. This seems to be especially true for bipolar and major depression disorders, but it can also develop in people who have no family history of depression. Due to stresses at work, home or at school. Either way major depressive disorder is often associated with changes in brain structures or brain function

Half of the people who suffer with depression will only experience it once but for the other half they will suffer with it again. The length of time that it takes to recover ranges from around 6 months to a year

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