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What are the differences between sadness and depression?

What are the differences between sadness and depression?

Depression: Sadness is an emotion that lets us know we need to slow down and address certain issues in our lives. Depression is often an inability to do sorrow work effectively, things mount and are unresolved and you mood suffers. Read the free articles on depression on the soundmindz.Org website for daily support.Best. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What are the differences between depression and ptsd?

What are the differences between depression and ptsd?

See below...: Depression is a mood disorder whereas ptsd is an anxiety disorder. The theme in depression is one of sadness; in ptsd, it's one of fear and nervousness. While a traumatic event may have happened in the life of a depressed person, the occurrence of a traumatic event is a requirement in the diagnosis of ptsd. ...Read more

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What are the differences between depression, bi-polar, and s.A.D?

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What are the differences between depression, bi-polar, and s.A.D?

Bipolar: Bipolar depression is a type of bipolar disorder when pt. Is in phase of depression. Bipolar................Phases of depression alternating with manic/hypomanic phases. Depression..........No manic/hypomanic phases. Sad.................Seasonal changes in moods. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between sadness and depression?

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What is the main difference between sadness and depression?

Sadness vs depressio: Sadness is a symptom of the syndrome of depression, but can be just an isolated fact in a period of life if not accompanied by, among others, insomnia or sleeping life away, excessive fatigue, loss of appetite or excessive appetite, loss of pleasure in doing things you used to like, feeling bad about self, feeling guilty....If sadness lasts too long and too severe, it will lead to depression. ...Read more

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What's the difference between melancholic depression and clinical depression? Are they the same diagnosis?

What's the difference between melancholic depression and clinical depression?  Are they the same diagnosis?

Yes: They are the same...Sort of. Melancholic depression is a sub-type of clinical depression, like how mustangs are a type of ford automobile. ...Read more

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What are the differences between emotional and mental health?

No difference: Emotional/mental health is essentially the same thing. The terms are used interchangeably. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psychotic and depression?

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Dep./Psy.: Psychosis is a thought disorder. Depression is a mood disorder. Person can have both, if diagnosis is major depression with psychotic features. ...Read more

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What are the differences between crack psychosis and schizophrenia?

What are the differences between crack psychosis and schizophrenia?

Many differences: Crack psychosis involves paranoia and hearing voices and footsteps that are not there.It is part of an addictive illness caused by crack. Schizophrenia is more complex illness involving hallucinations, complex delusions, personality disintegration, psychosocial withdrawal, lack of motivation, blunting of affect and decreased volition. Marked disorganization and disability can occur. ...Read more

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What are the differences between autism and social anxiety?

What are the differences between autism and social anxiety?

Autistic Spectrum : Disorder causes diminished or absent Theory Of Mind (TOM), face recognition, social communication & social reciprocity. TOM = the ability to understand that others may react to a stimulus differently than oneself or have a different point of view. Social Anxiety or Social Phobia, discomfort around social interaction & fear of being embarrassed & judged by others, has none of the above deficits. ...Read more

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What are the main differences between paranoid schizophrenia and bipolarity?

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What are the main differences between paranoid schizophrenia and bipolarity?

Bipolar vs. schizoph: Both can have psychotic symptoms but the psychosis in bipolar is congruant with the mood. ...Read more

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What is the difference between clinical depression and just depression?

What is the difference between clinical depression and just depression?

Terms: Clinical depression, or major depression, consists of at least two weeks of feeling depressed alongside 4 of the following: changes in sleep, changes in appetite, low energy, poor concentration, feelings of guilt, lack of enjoyment, suicidal thoughts, and moving slower/faster than normal. Feeling sad or down just by itself is generally normal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between schizophrenia and multiple personalities?

What is the difference between schizophrenia and multiple personalities?

It is complex: Multiple personality is when -usually due to severe trauma, different parts of the personality actually become separate. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder where a person has biologically based chemical imbalances where they are paying attention to internally generated stimuli, hearing or seeing things not experienced by others, or having fixed false beliefs they may act on. Treatments differ. ...Read more

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What is the difference between depression and anxiety and ptsd?

What is the difference between depression and anxiety and ptsd?

Mood vs trauma: Depression and anxiety are both mood disorders. PTSD is a disorder that occurs after severe life-threatening trauma. Anxiety and depression can and most of the time are part of PTSD. Depression and anxiety, on the other hand, do not at all have to be related to life threatening trauma. ...Read more

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What are the differences between "anxiety" and an "anxiety disorder"?

What are the differences between "anxiety" and an "anxiety disorder"?

An anxiety disorder: Is just anxiety that causes significant distress or dysfunction. It's a matter of degree and how you manage the anxiety. Almost everyone has anxiety at times. If it doesn't cause significant problems or interfere with your life, it's not a disorder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between major depression and bipolar depression are they similar or not ?

What is the difference between major depression and bipolar depression are they similar or not ?

Bi/Unipolar: Bipolar disorder "is also know as manic (hyper) depression (sad, depressed). Uni means "one" and is used to refer to the depression w/out mania. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the difference between melancholic depression and clinical depression?

What is the difference between melancholic depression and clinical depression?

Semantics: Melancholia is a term dating back to the 4 humors recognized by the ancient greeks & continued for millennia. The current preferred medical terminology is clinical depression or major depressive disorder. But it's just a matter of words, all meaning the same thing. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the differences between schizophrenia and bipolor disorder?

Doctors, what are the differences between schizophrenia and bipolor disorder?

Thoughts vs Moods: Schizophrenia is a disorder of a person's thoughts, known as psychosis. Psychosis involves having hallucinations and/or delusions. In schizophtenia, the most common hallucinations are auditory, whereby the person hears voices and the most common delusions are paranoid in nature. Bipolar disorder involves a problem with one's mood. Manic episodes, or extreme mood elevations is the main hallmark. ...Read more

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What are the differences between psychiatry and neuro-psychiatry?

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What are the differences between psychiatry and neuro-psychiatry?

Neuropsychiatry: Neuropsychiatry is a field that preceded psychiatry, for studying neuropsychological conditions, comprising psychiatrists & neurologists, until the split when psychiatry became separate field, each with their own governing boards. ...Read more

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What's the difference between clinical depression and depression.

What's the difference between clinical depression and depression.

Same Condition: They may be used interchangeably and both are benefited by talk therapy and sometimes medication. If feeling sad, isolated, irritable, hopeless, sleeping too much or not enough, tired, or having thoughts of death- any symptom is serious. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between depression and bipolar disorder?

What is the main difference between depression and bipolar disorder?

One pole, or two?: A depressive disorder is a "unipolar" mood disorder. This means that there's only one pole--the south pole (depressed). A bipolar mood disorder has two poles--the south pole (depression) and the north pole (mania, which includes a persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood). ...Read more

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Sadness (Definition)

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an ...Read more