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What is depression?

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Depression is more than just feeling low. It's a deep sadness or emptiness you can't shake. You might feel hopeless, worthless, and restless. You might lose interest in things that you used to enjoy. Depression (also called major depressive disorder or MDD) often goes hand-in-hand with sleep problems, changes in appetite, and trouble concentrating.

From: Bipolar Disorder or Depression? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Bipolar Disorder;" "Depression Statistics."

Mayo Clinic: "Bipolar Disorder."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Bipolar Disorder;" "Depression."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Bipolar Disorder;" "Depression Statistics."

Mayo Clinic: "Bipolar Disorder."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Bipolar Disorder;" "Depression."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 11, 2018

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