D for Depression
Depressive Psychological Disorders

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depression symptoms

Defining depression as a medical & clinical term involves defining it from normalcy by correctly identifying signs and symptoms of depression, and differentiating it from other mental conditions. Depression in its clinical sense is a mood disorder that is different from normal mood fluctuations, like normal feelings of sadness & unhappiness. Sustained feelings of misery, despair, helplessness, hopelessness, low self-esteem are some of the characterizing components of depressive illness. Depression affects a person’s ability to lead a normal life, as it affects individual’s feelings, thoughts, behavior and even physical well being. People who are depressed often have feelings of guilt, restlessness, sadness, emptiness, worthlessness, hopelessness or even irritability. Depressive disorders can be traced back to the beginning of mankind, various forms of depression have been portrayed in literature and arts and even Hippocrates referred to depression as melancholia in his works.

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