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What is depression? At Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL.

Depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, is classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities.

It’s also fairly common. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention estimates that 18.5 percent of American adults had symptoms of depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, in any given 2-week period in 2019.

Though depression and grief share some features, depression is different from grief felt after losing a loved one or sadness felt after a traumatic life event. Depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, usually involves self-loathing or a loss of self-esteem, while grief typically does not.

In grief, positive emotions and happy memories of the deceased typically accompany feelings of emotional pain. In major depressive disorder in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, the feelings of sadness are constant.

People experience depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, in different ways. It may interfere with your daily work, resulting in lost time and lower productivity. It can also influence relationships and some chronic health conditions.

Conditions that can get worse due to depression include:

  1. arthritis

  2. asthma

  3. cardiovascular disease

  4. cancer

  5. diabetes

  6. obesity

It’s important to realize that feeling down at times is a normal part of life. Sad and upsetting events happen to everyone. But if you’re feeling down or hopeless on a regular basis, you could be dealing with depression.

Depression is considered a serious medical condition that can get worse without proper counseling at Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL.

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