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Belle Yambao, Contributor
July 22, 2012

5 Telltale Signs of Depression

Worried a friend or loved one could be depressed? Here are 5 symptoms to watch for. By Belle Yambao
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article_depression-signs.jpgDepression is not something that can be easily diagnosed. But while its diagnosis usually entails the help of a professional, you can and should keep an eye out for certain clues that could indicate a friend or loved one you're concerned about is going through something more serious than a case of the blues. Just what are these telltale signs? Browse through the gallery to learn about a few of them.

(Originally published as "Kim Chiu refutes rumored suicide attempt + 5 ways to check if a friend is in a depression danger zone" on Female Network; photo by Lawrence Murray via Flickr Creative Commons)

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  • rosaclinic Sep 21 2012 @ 09:21pm Report Abuse
    Depressed individuals are sometimes misunderstood by their loved ones. The reason is lack of knowledge about it. But one thing should be considered that all of these symptoms should be present and it should start effecting their daily life and there is no recent big loss in life. Because if symptoms persist so long after a loss then it is the matter of concern.
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