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Talk With Your Doctor About Depression

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The Basics

If you think you might be depressed, talk with your doctor about how you are feeling. Depression is a serious illness.

The good news is that depression can be treated. Your doctor can help. Watch this interactive tutorial to learn more about depression.

What are the Signs of Depression?
It’s normal to feel sad once in a while. If you are feeling sad or “down” for more than 2 weeks at a time, you may be depressed.

Start Today: Small Steps
  • Look for signs of depression.
  • Get help right away if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide. Call 1-800-273-TALK or 911.
  • See a doctor. Get a medical checkup and talk about how you are feeling.

Find more help for depression with tips on getting active and eating healthy.

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