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SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Depression, a serious illness, has many faces

October 2, 2011
Salem News

When a person is depressed, it's more than just a feeling of sadness. Sadness is an emotion and emotions are normal and naturally come and go. Depression is different. Depression is feeling sad or depressed most of the day, nearly every day, for weeks at a time. In addition, those who are depressed will often lose interest or pleasure in activities they usually like to do. Depression is a serious illness and is associated with increased rates of other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Fortunately for those suffering from depression, it is treatable.

 
 

 

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