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44 How do you know when depression is severe enough that help should be sought?




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This article is from the Depression FAQ, by Cynthia Frazier with numerous contributions by others.

44 How do you know when depression is severe enough that help should be sought?

Professional help is needed when symptoms of depression arise without a clear precipitating cause, when emotional reactions are out of proportion to life events, and especially when symptoms interfere with day-to-day functioning.. Professional help should definitely be sought if a person is experiencing suicidal thoughts.

 

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