Important disclaimer: Depression is a mental disorder which should not by any means be taken lightly. It consists of a spectrum of differentiating forms and is a highly individual matter. For instance, clinical depression is a more severe form which is not to be confused with less acute forms of such.

Furthermore, depression must not be mistaken with widespread feelings of sadness or grief (such as after experiencing loss of a loved one, for example), as they are very different. It is not advisable to practice ‘self-diagnosing’. However, one should seek mental health help from a professional when/if in need of such. Lastly, this article is meant to provide helpful tips to alleviate weaker, more general symptoms of (milder) depression.

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