By the: United States National Institute of Mental Health
About this Guide
This Guide, was prepared by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), provides an overview on depression. NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
This Guide will help you learn the following four things that everyone should know about depression:
Depression is a real illness.
Depression affects people in different ways.
Depression is treatable.
If you have depression, you are not alone.
This Guide contains information on the signs and symptoms of depression, treatment and support options, and a listing of additional resources. It is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered a guide for making medical decisions. Please review this information and discuss it with your doctor or health care provider. For more information on depression, please visit the NIMH website at www.nimh.nih.gov.
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