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You may be depressed
if you have at least five of these symptoms for 2 weeks or longer, and one of
the symptoms is either sadness or loss of interest.
A serious symptom of depression is thinking about death and
suicide. If you or someone you care about talks about suicide or feeling
hopeless, get help right away.
warning signs of suicide, which include talking a lot
about death, giving things away, or using a lot of alcohol or drugs or both. If
you see these signs in yourself or a loved one, get help.
Current as of:
January 11, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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