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What is the main difference between sadness and depression?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Joseph Boland
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Severity

Most people use the term depression to refer to a more severe case of sadness.
Depression typically means the depressed mood and loss of interest or pleasure are causing clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other importnat areas of functioning.

In brief: Severity

Most people use the term depression to refer to a more severe case of sadness.
Depression typically means the depressed mood and loss of interest or pleasure are causing clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other importnat areas of functioning.
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