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Health Connections: Depression

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What are the signs or symptoms of someone that's depressed?

The signs and symptoms of depression basically fall into three categories one emotionally not feeling well.

The second is that neurovegetative symptoms when the body does not feel well poor eating poor sleeping and then cognitive problems where we're not thinking well, poor focusing those kinds of things. 

What are the options for treatment?

Treatment options for depression are of a couple of fold, one medications number two psychotherapies of different kinds and sometimes in some institutions ECT as well electroconvulsive therapy.

So what's the worst case scenario of someone that's depressed?

Worst-case scenario clinically is that someone would have suicidal.

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