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    Depression: What Is It? It's natural to feel down sometimes, but if that low mood lingers day after day, it could signal depression. Major depression is an episode of sadness or apathy along with other symptoms that lasts at least two consecutive weeks and is severe enough to interrupt daily activities. Depression is not a sign of weakness or a negative personality. It is a major public health problem and a treatable medical condition. Shown here is a PET scan revealing "hot spots" of increased activity in the brain of a non-depressed person

  • Carley Westerson

    Society as a whole seems to trust medical sciences and testing, more than theories that encompass behavioral psychology. Thanks to fMRI imaging techniques mental illnesses are more clearly depicted.

  • Crystal Bracey

    Mental illness is real. #OutoftheDarkness Support mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

  • Rorke CYW

    Angus, here is a pin that shows what a depressed brain might look like and what someones brain might look like if they aren't depressed. This is a good visual to better understand what a person might be feeling if they are struggling with depression based on what the brain looks like. Take a moment to notice the differences. This is a good pin to show and spread awareness of what depression can do to the brain.

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This is wonderful. It's interesting to learn that even the most unfortunate trait(s) a person can have has a positive disposition too.

Mental illness is real. #OutoftheDarkness Support mental health awareness and suicide prevention. theovernight.dono...

i am the muse of who you want to be. left and right sides of the brain. this is absolutely glorious.

I would like to learn more but I was talking to a friend about the relationship between brain activity and chronic pain just the other day

"realities of depression". Excuse the language, but it explains things pretty well.

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The more I learn about the brain, the more possibilities I see for bettering myself and the world around me.