What Is Depression?
Depression is more than just feeling sad or lonely. It is a serious mental disorder that can affect various areas in a person’s life; like relationships with others, themselves, and the way they see situations and self-image.
Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include:
- Feeling sad or lonely
- Having loss of pleasure in previously enjoyed activities.
- Having difficulties in sleeping or sleeping too much
- Having pervasive thoughts of death or suicide
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Having an increase in purposeless activities
- Experiencing difficulty in concentrating, thinking,and making decisions
For a person to have a diagnosis for Major Depressive Disorder, the symptoms should be present for at least 2 weeks.
Are There Other Kinds of Depression?
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Dysthymia/Persistent Depressive Disorder
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