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Recognizing the Signs of Depression

When It's More than Just The Blues

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ATOSAH

9/24/2012 10:31:11 AM

It is extremely difficult to read he text of your articles because of the advertisements that appear on top of the text. many times I am very much interested in reading the article but I give up because I cannot see the text.
This is not helping your users at all and it is quite frustrating.

DOSTERRORS

9/24/2012 9:53:53 AM

The poor grammar and misspelled words in this one article have made me question the reliability of the entire sparks website.

NTAR2200

9/24/2012 8:51:52 AM

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Hi all! Beyond Blue is an Australian website on depression and anxiety that seems to have had very good feedback... here is the link in case you want to check it out: http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?
cheers
natalie

HACKETT1171

9/24/2012 7:32:09 AM

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I have been depressed and it is caused by my weight and my irrational thoughts that go along with my weight. Having been diagnosed with BDD, it is a daily struggle to except my body the way it is. Everyone tells me I look great but I dont see it. CLothes dont fit the right way so that makes the depression even worse.

WEBERM3

9/24/2012 5:14:52 AM

Please stop putting the ad over the text. It makes it difficult if not impossible to read!

SPARKL3

9/24/2012 5:03:16 AM

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Great article on depression. If this is something you are dealing with, always remember that things CAN get better. Please talk to someone about how you're feeling!

JENSUELEW1962

1/23/2012 11:29:53 AM

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This article was very helpful to me. I have been experiencing depression for about 6 months now and knowing the some cycles can last up to 6 months gives me hope that I may be coming out of the tunnel.

GGPEGIJO

11/20/2011 12:19:01 PM

How are you suppose to read this article with the ad running on top of the text?

NJ_HOU

2/23/2011 10:25:41 AM

Hello SCOTTEZ
Please try your local Humane society. While you have to wait a while to be served the 'prices ' are phenominal.

CNTALLY

2/1/2011 7:11:35 AM

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Sofla Mama: Huh. I never thought of it as hopelessness. I don't feel sad per se. Just trapped and anxious. I wouldn't have made that connection on my own. Thanks!

MSWOPE63

1/31/2011 6:55:30 PM

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Isn't (constant, irrational, or unexplanable) anger one of the signs of depression?

SVENJAH

1/31/2011 2:58:05 PM

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My family says I seem a little down, but according to Spark, I'm depressed. Trust the Spark wisdom!

GRAYGRANNY

1/31/2011 7:01:22 AM

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This article could have been written about me for the last month of Nov. and the month of Dec. this past year. I did however not want to harm myself for I hung onto the fact that God does not forgive you for taking your own life........and I had a friend that took that route but was not responsible for her own actions. I have that notion that you don't tell a Dr about how you are feeling for then they look at and treat you differently.........I know that is not the fact but when you are depressed that is how you think...........the problem is you don't (at least I didn't) think clearly. With the help of my friends, particularly here on SP, I came out of that horrible place...........and my heart goes out to those that "go there" and can't come back. The power of prayer is amazing......and friends are heaven sent !!

CRAUDI

1/30/2011 4:44:48 PM

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This article couldn't have arrived in my inbox at a better time. :) Thanks!

RHYTHM_DIVINE

1/30/2011 8:42:29 AM

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CNTALLY- What you describe is hopelessness (things will never get better or change for the better ) and this is mentioned in the article.

JUST_SAY_NOW- I agree. As a rule, you have to rule out any organic general medical condition before you can get a diagnosis of depression.

I think the article was a good overview and easy to understand. Thanks. I would suggest adding something on co-morbidity. Whether it started as anxiety or is accompanied by substance abuse, depression usually doesn't come alone.

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