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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps.  Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.

True clinical Depression is a Mood Disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.

Depression can change or distort the way you see yourself, your life, and those around you.

People who have Depression usually see everything with a more negative attitude.  They cannot imagine that any problem or situation can be solved in a positive way.

Symptoms of Depression can include:

  • Agitation, restlessness, and irritability
  • Becoming withdrawn or isolated
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dramatic change in appetite, often with weight gain or loss
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Feelings of worthlessness, self-hate, and guilt
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Trouble sleeping or too much sleeping

Depression can appear as anger and discouragement, rather than feelings of sadness.

In some cases there may also be psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions.

Quoted/Paraphrased from Source:
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov – PubMed Health – Major Depression

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