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{October 23, 2013}   Beating the Blues: Why We Need to Take Depression Seriously

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Would you ever say I’ve got lupus or I’ve got diabetes without knowing if you really had the diseases?  Probably not but most us frequently will say we are depressed whether or not we’ve been diagnosed.

Depression is more than feeling sad or down every once in a while. Depression is a serious illness that gets in the way of the normal things we would do from day to day like going to work and school.  It also disrupts relationships and has a major impact on the people around us.  And there are certain symptoms that are red flags according to Dr. Tanya Douglas-Holland who has suffered from depression herself.  She says she normally slept 7 to 8 hours per night with no problem.  But when she started having extreme bouts of insomnia that was an indicator that something was very wrong.   The key, Dr. Tanya says, is to keep…

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