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Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Depression—also called “clinical depression” or a “depressive disorder”—is a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.

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Depression FAQ

Depression affects both men and women, but more women than men are likely to be diagnosed with depression in any given year. That being said, depression is not a "normal part of being a woman" nor is it a "female weakness." Many women with depression never seek treatment. But most women, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment.

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Five ways to overcome workplace stress

Research shows our energy comes in two-hour cycles, but many people don’t take breaks and try to power through the day, says Posen. If you’re hitting the wall — which often happens after 90 minutes of work — try just taking a break. Twenty minutes is usually about right, although any rest is better than none.

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