Look up depression in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Depression may refer to: Clinical depression, a medical condition identified by clusters of symptoms such as markedly-decreased mood, motivation, interest, energy levels, etc. Depression (mood), an everyday term for a sad or low mood or the loss of pleasure. Depression (geology), a sunken geological formation. Depression (economics), a longer-lasting and more severe economic downturn than a recession. The Great Depression, a sever ...
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Chronic Illness And Depression
... What is a chronic illness? A chronic illness is an illness that lasts for a very long time and usually cannot be cured completely. However, chronic illnesses often can be controlled through diet, exer...
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Depression and Chronic Pain
... Depression is one of the most common problems experienced by people with chronic pain. If the depressive symptoms are related to pain or side effects of medicine, doctors can make adjustments in medic...
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Medicines That Can Cause Mood Disorders
... The term "mood disorders" refers to a group of illnesses that cause persistent changes in mood and behavior serious enough to impair functioning. Common mood disorders include depression and...
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Depression After the Birth of a Child or Pregnancy Loss
... Postpartum depression Postpartum depression is a complex mix of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that occur after giving birth that are attributed to the chemical, social, and psychological...
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Detecting Depression
... The biggest hurdle to diagnosing and treating depression is recognizing that someone is suffering from it. Unfortunately, approximately half of the people who experience depression never get diagnosed...
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Do I Have Depression?
... 1. Have you been in a depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day for at least two weeks? Yes – No 2. Have you lost interest or pleasure in most of the activities during the day, nearly every day...
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Signs and symptoms
... Two hallmarks of depression — symptoms key to establishing a diagnosis — are: Loss of interest in normal daily activities. You lose interest in or pleasure from activities that you used to...
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Causes
... There''s no single cause for depression. The illness often runs in families. Experts believe a genetic vulnerability combined with environmental factors, such as stress or physical illness, may trigge...
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Risk factors
... Depression affects all ages and all races. Depression rates are lower among married people, especially married men, and people in long-term, intimate relationships. It''s higher among divorced people ...
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When to seek medical advice
... If you show little interest in once enjoyable activities, if you feel sad, helpless, tired or worthless, and if your eating and sleeping habits have changed greatly, see your doctor to determine if yo...
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Screening and diagnosis
... To diagnose depression, your doctor may perform a physical examination, including tests to rule out conditions that can cause symptoms that mimic depression. If your doctor sees signs of severe depres...
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