Depression symptoms need to be monitored

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams has highlighted depression and bipolar disorder, of which depression is a part.

Jackie Price, a program director at South Community, a local behavioral center says family members, co-workers and friends should watch for changes in behavior and mood – from upbeat to distraction, constant absences from work – all of that, she  says can impact job performance and family dynamics.

There are different levels of depression, from mild to severe, temporary to lifetime. Addictions to habits and/or substances come with the diagnosis. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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