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Persistent depressive disorder can be a very frustrating form of depression for patients and their families. It is often milder, but much longer-lasting than other forms of depression. This can make it harder to diagnose in many cases. Here’s what you need to know about persistent depressive disorder.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million adults in the United States, or about 18 percent of the population, is affected by an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, and although they are highly treatable, only about 37 percent of people suffering receive treatment.

Depression might be the most common mental health problems in the world, but it can still be confusing to try and figure out on your own if you are actually suffering from depression or if you’re just experiencing normal sadness or grief. Depression can have similar symptoms to other conditions, including mental health conditions and physical conditions, so it’s important to make sure you receive a proper diagnosis before getting treatment.

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