We all feel down sometimes. When we lose someone, a relationship breaks up, or we’re just under a lot of stress, these feelings can be acute. However, if the sadness persists despite all attempts to "snap out of it,” this could be a sign of clinical depression. Left untreated, it can lead to serious behavioral, emotional and physical problems -- even suicide. Fortunately, there are very effective ways to treat clinical depression through a combination of therapies, medications and support groups. Read more about stress and depression among young adults.
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