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how do i know if i have chronic depression or some other problem?

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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Depression: Please make an appointment with your internist for a complete physical examination with appropriate blood tests. Talk with your doctor about how you feel. I'm sure that together, you can find the answer to your question.

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