What is depression?

Depression are:

  • - 1. Emotional dejection; morbid sadness accompanied by loss of interest in surroundings and lack of energy
  • - 2. Area lower than the surrounding level.

anaclitic d. Impairment of an infant’s development which sometimes follows a sudden separation from its mother or mother substitute.
endogenous d. Depressive disorder occurring without predominant psychosocial
causative factors, thus presumed to be somatic in origin; symptoms include a depressed mood with disturbances of sleep, appetite, sexual interest, and motor regulation.
major d. Disorder that, every day for at least 2 weeks, includes at least four of the
following symptoms: decreased or increased appetite with corresponding change in weight; insomnia or sleeping for excessively long periods; motor retardation, or agitation; loss of interest and pleasure in surroundings and decreased sexual drive; feelings of excessive guilt, self reproach, or worthlessness; decreased ability to make decisions; fatigue; recurrent suicidal thinking or attempts.
postpartum d. A temporary mood disturbance experienced by some women, usually 3 to 10 days after delivery; characterized by crying, irritability, anxiety, forgetfulness, and mood swings from sadness to elation.
reactive d. Depression caused by an external predominant factor and relieved by the removal of that factor.

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