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Definition of Depression
Depression is a medical illness that affects a person’s feelings, behavior, mood and physical health.
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • Overeating or appetite loss
  • Thoughts of suicide and/or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
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 Risk factors that may cause depression
  • Lack of social support
  • Recent stressful life experiences
  • Family history of depression
  • Having certain personality traits including having low self-esteem and being overly dependent, being self-critical or pessimistic
  • Early childhood trauma or abuse
  • Financial strain
  • Loneliness
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Health problems or chronic pain

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