Depression

Know the signs of depression

There are times in life when we feel “depressed” or down. Usually, these feelings pass, but sometimes they don’t. When these feelings linger, they can leave us feeling hopeless. A feeling of emptiness may be a sign of a treatable medical illness called depression.

Talk to your primary care provider about depression if:

  • You feel hopeless or down every day for more than two weeks
  • You believe these feelings get in the way of work or relationships
  • You notice major changes in your sleeping, eating, weight, energy level or focus

For more information about depression or to get help, call us at 866.738.4116 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also visit our Online Health Guide or National Institute of Health on Depression

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