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major-depression

Moods-Major Depression

A feeling of intense sadness, either without identifiable symptoms, or the result of a recent loss or other sad event but is out of proportion to that event, and lasts beyond an appropriate length of time. Symptoms cause marked impariement in the ability to work, sleep, eat and enjoy once pleasurable activities.

Five or more symptoms present to a significant degree:

  • Depressed mood most of the day
  • diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities
  • Significant weight and/or appetite gain or loss
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Psychomotor agitation of retardation
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Diminished ability to think or concentrate or indecisiveness
  • Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, or specific plan


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