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What is depression?

a feeling of worthlessness, hoplessness and despair.

What are the types of depression?

clinical and chronic

What are the two categories of clinical depression?

major and manic depression

Causes of depression

series of bad events or tragedies
puberty~hormonal imbalance
chemical imbalance in the brain
genetics ~ it can run in the family

What are the emotional signs/symptoms of depression

sad, anxious, worried

What are the physical signs/symptoms of depression?

no energy, eating a lot, sleep issues

What are the behavior signs/symptoms of depression?

loss of interest, drug use, relationship issues

How long and how many symptoms for it to be considered depression?

5 or more symptoms an 2 weeks or longer

What are the treatments for depression?

medication - antidepressants

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