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From Diploma to Depression: Post-graduate Depression

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Upon finding a job, many realize that the companies that employ them have rigid routines with little room for independent thought and creativity.

With the realization that they have little input at work, despite having a degree, feelings of self-doubt and depression may arise.

To those suffering from post-graduate depression it may seem as if it will last forever, but once you adjust to your new environment and responsibilities, these feelings will disappear.

If you think you’re suffering from this condition, assistance from the proper professionals may be in order. Talking to a psychologist may alleviate the negative thoughts and feelings and may help you find direction again.


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Reviewed March 27, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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