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How are depression and despair different?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Despair / Depression

Despair is a complete and utter loss of hope.
Despair can be a symptom of clinical depression. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts.

In brief: Despair / Depression

Despair is a complete and utter loss of hope.
Despair can be a symptom of clinical depression. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts.
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