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++ Depression Awareness by dimruthien ++ Depression Awareness by dimruthien
Clinical depression (also called major-depressive disorder or unipolar depression) is a common psychiatric disorder, characterized by a persistent lowering of mood, loss of interest in usual activities and diminished ability to experience pleasure.

While the term "depression" is commonly used to describe a temporary decreased mood when one "feels blue", clinical depression is a serious illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that cannot simply be willed or wished away. It is often a disabling disease that affects a person's work, family and school life, sleeping and eating habits, general health and ability to enjoy life.[1] The course of clinical depression varies widely: depression can be a once in a life-time event or have multiple recurrences, it can appear either gradually or suddenly, and either last for few months or be a life-long disorder. Having depression is a major risk factor for suicide; in addition, people with depression suffer from higher mortality from other causes.

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NadiKatamari Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
thanks for making this stamp
I have clinical depression and I think that there needs to be more awareness of it
DreamingOrAwake Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for this. I have clinical depression, anxiety, and OCD. There needs to be more awareness. Plus, this is a very well done stamp. :)
SnuggySkunkette Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yea...This sums me up pretty well. Oh well, nothing I can do...Thanks for putting this up.
PiggyBlue Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome stamp! Depression isn't something to take lightly. It once got me so close to suicide. Wow... that was years ago...
LuvZ-Art Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome stamp!!!!
DecoraAi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I'm also a depression sufferer.

I really love this stamp. :)
Mare-Of-The-Sea Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Thank you for this stamp.

My mom simply brushes off my unipolar disorder like it's "hormones" or something even though my school counseollor says otherwise.
pixieplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
My best friend and my mother have depression, so I'm going to use this. Thank you for spreading awareness. :heart: :hug:
ilovekakashi28 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Awesome stamp! :heart:
AcidConfetti Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate how people call depression some kind of fad, depression's been around since the beginning of life. More than just humans feel emotions so depression isn't something we just made up. People shun what they do not understand.
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