Finding Hope Through a Cloud of Depression

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Lauren’s testimony of seeing light through a cloud of depression.

Lauren was the daughter of alcoholics and struggled with depression all her life. She tried to find her worth in overachieving and put on a happy face until a coworker noticed that there was something more she was trying to keep hidden.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include:

  • Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech (actions observable by others)
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Symptoms must last at least two weeks for a diagnosis of depression.

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