Is depression a disability?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Depending on your situation with depression, you may be protected at work by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities in employment. Be sure to research the law very carefully before taking any action. For more information about ADA, visit, or call the U.S. Department of Justice ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301.

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