EXCERPT: To learn more about the right and wrong ways to talk to a person with depression, we spoke with Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles-based psychologist whose specialty includes depression. We asked her for advice on the best ways to relate to a depressed individual as well as helpful tips on how to show support. Here’s what Thomas had to say.
The Cheat Sheet: What exactly is depression? How do you know if someone you love has it?
Yvonne Thomas: Depression is a condition that can negatively affect a person’s ability to function physically and emotionally. To know if someone you love has depression, look for any of the following recurring symptoms that happen for an extended time period.
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