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Depression Part I: Overview

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Depression is a common ailment that can affect anyone of any age, race, gender, or ethnicity. It can manifest in ways that people might not consider, and people might not even realize that they are struggling with depression. This and other factors contribute to the reality that most people struggling with severe depression will never seek professional help. The first step in addressing depression is building an understanding of what it is and how it affects different people.

Learning Objectives

1. Define depression and variety of symptoms that can be characteristic of this prevalent and impactful disorder.

2. Explore the ways that depression can influence the quality of life and manner of living of someone struggling with depression.

3. Consider your personal perspective of depression and the ways that it might evolve as a result of this course.

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

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