One of the most common emotional and psychological reactions to sexual assault is depression. “Depression” can be a confusing term since many of its symptoms, including feelings of sadness, are experienced by people as normal reactions to difficult events in their lives. Recognizing depression can also be difficult since symptoms can easily be attributed to other causes. Depression becomes something more than just normal feelings of sadness when five or more symptoms last for more than two weeks. There is help for those struggling to cope with the symptoms of depression.
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