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Depression is a type of mood disorder, often characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. That being said, depression can take form in many different ways that do not always resemble sadness. Depression can stem from a lot of different things, and sometimes it can present with no explanation or apparent reason at all. However major depressive disorder can lead to a multitude of adverse effects on an individual’s overall functioning and well-being, so it is important to know the signs to watch out for even if you don’t feel sad.
All in all, depression can look different in every person. The main takeaway here is that depression does not always translate to sadness. If you are experiencing anything above, but don’t find yourself feeling necessarily sad, depression could be the cause.
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