Depression is a serious illness which can affect anybody.
‘Health professionals use the terms ‘depression’, ‘depressive illness’ or ‘ clinical depression’ to refer to something very different from the common experience of feeling miserable or fed up for a short period of time.’
‘In depression you may have feelings of extreme sadness that can last for a long time. These feelings are severe enough to interfere with your daily life, and can last for weeks or months rather than days.’ (NHS Direct, 2007)
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