What are the benefits of sadness?

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Unlike depression, which can be debilitating, sadness has a positive function. Because sadness arises after an emotional event or a loss, it causes us to be introspective and take stock of our lives. Sadness can spur us to revise certain aspects of our lives. It also has social value by signaling others that we need help.

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Living with depression can feel like a challenge, but with the right tools, you can learn to successfully manage your condition. It's important to follow the recommendations of your primary healthcare provider, take any depression ...

medication as prescribed and utilize the social supports around you. It's also important to eat well, get enough sleep, exercise and keep track of your depression symptoms.
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