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Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

There are many different avenues for resources with depression and other mental health conditions. Finding a professional near or talking to your MD is one of the best first step options to have a proper screening done and know what the right next step would be.