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MYTHS about Depression
FACTS about Depression : Symptoms
|Depression is always a response to a bad life situation like divorce, the death of a loved one, or a job loss.||Sometimes, depression occurs even when life is going well. Depression can be triggered by things going wrong in your life, but it isn't always. Depression may be associated with a chemical imbalance in your brain.|
|If you can't snap out of your depression, it means you're weak.||Depression doesn't mean you have a flawed character or aren't strong enough emotionally. It is actually a medical condition like diabetes or arthritis.|
|If you wait it out, your depression will always go away||If you are suffering from depression, it may not just go away. For some people, depression left untreated can last months or even years.|
|Only suicidal people need antidepressant medicines.||Antidepressants are not just for people who think about suicide. Antidepressants may help people who are depressed feel better, even if they do not have thoughts of suicide.|
|Antidepressant medicines are habit-forming, and they change your personality.||Antidepressants are not habit-forming. They do not turn you into a different person - they simply make you feel more like yourself again.|
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