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What exactly does depression actually mean?

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Dr. Jason Berman
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Loss of interest

Hi, depression is much more than being in a bad mood or normal sadness.
Depression involves having symptoms that can include an extremely low mood, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, hopelessness, too much or too little sleep, suicidal thoughts, loss of concentration, gaining or losing weight, fatigue/loss of energy, irritability, feeling worthless, lack of joy.

In brief: Loss of interest

Hi, depression is much more than being in a bad mood or normal sadness.
Depression involves having symptoms that can include an extremely low mood, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, hopelessness, too much or too little sleep, suicidal thoughts, loss of concentration, gaining or losing weight, fatigue/loss of energy, irritability, feeling worthless, lack of joy.
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