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4 Signs Of Seasonal Depression

As the weather starts to change and turn cooler, many people look forward to the approaching holidays and seasons. However, for millions of Americans, the changing seasons bring on negativity and pain. Why is this? These people suffer from seasonal depression. Seasonal depression is also referred to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affecting people primarily…

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Self-Medicating Depression

Since depression symptoms will continue to get worse over time without treatment, having depression can increase your risk of suicide. Self-medicating depression is also a risk, as 15.6% of people with depression develop an alcohol misuse disorder, while another 18% of people with depression eventually have a substance abuse disorder. Depression impacts more than 16…