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How to feel better about yourself if you are depressed

By: Srini Pillay, MD, Contributor Today is National Depression Screening Day. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, you should know that there are effective treatments and help is available. When you are depressed, your self-esteem wanes and you may start to dislike yourself. People with depression often think of themselves as “worthless, incapable of any achievement, and morally despicable.” Why do people who are depressed have this negative self-appraisal? And what could be…

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