It may not seem possible in this day and age, with so much information available, that depression can still go undiagnosed and untreated, but unfortunately it is. One of the most commonly misunderstood or overlooked manifestations of depression is hypersensitivity or irritability, rather than sadness. Many people also are unaware that anxiety is a frequent companion of depression. Others who suffer just soldier on, convinced that there is nothing anyone could do to help. Since depression causes people to withdraw from life, to stop reaching out to others, and to be immobilized by insecurity and anxiety, the idea that their misery is unchangeable becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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