June 14, 2016
Almost everyone feels 'depressed' sometimes. Between 1"10% of Canadian men and women may be clinically depressed at any given time. Clinical depression is a physical, psychological, and potentially life threatening illness that can only be diagnosed by a psychologist, medical doctor, or nurse practitioner after expert assessment of five symptoms over a two"week period. Symptoms vary in severity, which explains depression's confusion with 'sadness' or 'having the blues.'