Depression: 7 Things Doctors Want You to Know
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What Psychologists and Licensed Counselors Say About Depression

Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, yet fewer than half of those affected receive treatment, according to the World Health Organization. Many of those people may not recognize they suffer from depression or deny they experience the condition. In fact, they may not even understand the symptoms or think it’s normal to feel down for an extended period of time. But experienced psychologists and licensed counselors say depression is a treatable medical condition, provided people know the symptoms. Here’s what mental health professionals want you to know about the symptoms of depression, available treatments, and how people can manage or even alleviate their depression altogether.