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  • Depression is a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which stops you doing your normal activities.
  • Different types of depression exist, with symptoms ranging from relatively minor to severe.
  • Generally, depression does not result from a single event, but from a mix of events and factors.
  • If you feel depressed, see your doctor. Don’t delay. Seeking support early can help stop symptoms becoming worse.

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Reviewed on: 24-07-2018