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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.


Although your mood is very low, you don't seem to have other symptoms of severe depression.

But you could still have mild or moderate depression. Let's consider this possibility before dismissing these symptoms as insignificant.

You may not rate your depressive symptoms as "severe," but mild to moderate depression -- if it lasts a long time -- can take a big bite out of a person's life.

Some people with this type of depression feel they don't have a real reason to seek help. They feel that they should grind through it, rather than show weakness.

But treatment for mild to moderate depression can be very helpful. It can improve quality of life significantly.

Some people are depressed all the time. Some have periods of depression that come and go. Please consider which fits best for you by answering the question below.

Are you depressed all the time or almost all the time, or do you have separate periods of depression that come and go?

I am depressed most of the time.

My depression comes and goes.

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