Getting the blues and being sad is different from clinical depression. Depression is fueled by brain chemistry; it creates unclear thinking and cognitive distortions of hopelessness, feeling alone and feeling like there's no way out. It can be situational or episodic. 20% of teens experience depression by adulthood.
Celebrities with depression; Robin Williams, Rick Springfield, Sheryl Crow and Ashley Judd to name a few.
Depression can be treated.
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