Article: Depression

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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 severe economic recession in the 1930s.
  • Depression (meteorology), an area of low atmospheric pressure associated with cyclones and weather fronts.
  • Depression (physiology), a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, contrasted to elevation.
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