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Warning Signs of Depression

15 Warning Signs of Depression

15 Warning Signs of Depression

Most of us have felt down in the dumps or in a rut from time to time. But depression is more than that—it is a serious medical illness that affects 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. Despite these numbers, it is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Would you recognize serious depression in yourself or a loved one? Here are 15 warning signs to watch for.

By Daniel Halperin, published August 23, 2011. Daniel is a freelance writer based in New York City.