Doug didn't know what was happening to him. Ordinarily an outgoing person, he had begun spending his free time alone in his room. Life seemed to provide no pleasure. Even food didn't taste as good as before. He couldn't bring himself to study, and his grades were beginning to reflect it. His friends were starting to worry about him. He always seemed to be sleeping, and when he was awake he seemed distant, humorless, and aloof. Normally cheerful, he could be seen crying over "little things." At times, feelings of guilt would almost overwhelm him. For the first time in his life, Doug was considering suicide. Doug was suffering from a deep depression.
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