How to tell if you are depressed. What is depression? Common symptoms of depression.
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What is Depression? Depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a certain set of mood states, the most common of which is feeling as if nothing matters and feeling unmotivated to participate normally in life.
Additional Symptoms of Depression:
If you have a number of the following symptoms of depression or have any of the following mood states to the degree that your daily life function is impaired, you may be suffering from simple depression or clinical depression:
Inability to concentrate
Loss of appetite
Anhedonia (the absence of pleasure or inability to feel it)
Feelings of extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness and hopelessness
Thoughts of suicide or death
Unexplained bouts of anger and irritability
Fatique or exhausted feeling on waking
Bad dreams or troubled sleep
Feeling empty or hopeless
Acting inappropriately in social situations
Frequently anxious thoughts
Emotional outbursts over nothing
Source for part of this information from The American Heritage? Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition, Copyright ? 2000, Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Mental Health Disclaimer: Depression is a complex mood disorder that may have many contributing causes, from physical to emotional to mental to spiritual. What depression is to me is a depressed Spirit.
What depression is to you depends on the lens thru which you see life and reality. Seek the treatment and guidance that most resonates with you.