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Living with Depression: Recognizing the Symptoms, Treatments and Alternative Therapies

It’s estimated that 16.2 million adults in the United States have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year. While women exhibit a higher lifetime prevalence than men, depression is common in both. Magdalena Spariosu, M.D., interim chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center, is featured in this article and discusses telltale signs of a depressed mood, which include a change in appetite, sleep patterns, energy level, daily behavior and in extreme cases, thoughts of suicide.

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