Feeling sad from time to time is a normal part of life. But Depression is much more than just being sad sometimes.

Depression is a mood disorder that alters how people feel and think. It limits their ability to handle daily activities, and may even make them believe they will never feel better. Depression is a common but potentially serious medical condition that can affect anyone.

But Depression is treatable. People can recover with help from medication, talk therapy, lifestyle changes, and by learning new coping skills.

Audio Description: Watch as Depression and its symptoms are described. The barriers to getting help and the sources of support available in your community are also discussed.

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Additional Information and Resources on Depression:
NYC DOHMH Detecting and Treating Depression in Adults
NYC DOHMH Depression Health Bulletin
NYC DOHMH Childhood Depression
NYC DOHMH Teen Health: Depression
NYC DOHMH Postpartum Depression
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Depression

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