October 4th, 2011

Mental health officials: You can get help with depression

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It’s not a bad day. Or week. Depression is a chronic illness that affects 1 in 10 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early detection is key, which is the push behind Thursday’s National Depression Screening Day… Still, diagnosing depression can vary for each individual, depending on such factors as age and life circumstance. “Just because a person is down doesn’t mean they’re depressed,” said Mark Shaw, clinical therapist with Mayo Clinic Health Systems of La Crosse.

La Crosse Tribune, by Kari Knutson, 10/4/11

Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System, Psychology and Psychiatry

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