Depressive illnesses make you feel exhausted, worthless, helpless and hopeless. Such negative thoughts and feelings make some people feel like giving up. It is important to realize that these negative views are part of the depression and typically do not accurately reflect your situation. Negative thinking fades as treatment begins to take effect.

Depression is not a character flaw that people can 'just get over'. Most people who are depressed do not seek psychiatric help. They suffer needlessly. Depression is a treatable illness. If you suspect that you suffer from depression please consult your family physician, a psychologist, or psychiatrist for help.

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