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Depression

Definition:

Depression is a mental state where you are: sad and may cry a lot for no reason, and feel that you can not enjoy life. Depression includes thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Examples of Thoughts: negative thinking, self-criticism, and find it hard to focus. Examples of Behaviors: not doing activities you used to enjoy, not taking care of yourself, for example not showering, sleeping, not socializing with friends and family. Examples of Emotions, are feelings of: sadness, numbness, anxiety, anger.

Synonym:

despair, dullness, dreariness, unhappiness, cheerlessness, bleakness, sorrow, sadness,

Note:

Please understand that Depression is NOT just: “Feeling sad or low,” or a “Personal weakness” Treatment for Depression: Medications or CBT therapy group, or both medications and attending a CBT therapy group at the same time.