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Depression

  • Depression in young people

    Telling the difference between normal sadness and depression is difficult.

  • Depression in children and teenagers

    Almost 1 in 4 young people may experience depression before they are 19. Get help early if you think your child may be depressed.

  • Alcohol and depression

    Alcohol can cause depression or make it worse. Never turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism.

  • Clinical depression

    People experiencing clinical depression usually feel sad, hopeless and have lost interest in things they used to enjoy. Their mood is low and irritable.