Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety While anxiety often accompanies depression, they are not the same thing. Depression is generally characterized by low energy, feelings of helplessness and despair, and difficulty completing day-to-day tasks. Anxiety, on the other hand, generally manifests itself as fear or panic in situations in which people normally would not experience these emotions. A [...]

Causes Of Depression

Causes of Depression Although there is no specific cause of depression has been discovered, there are some factors believed to involved: Heredity: The likelihood of developing depression may be linked to heredity; there is some evidence that depression may run in families. A 2004 press release from the National Institute of Mental Health states, Major [...]

Depression Types

Depression Types The diagnostic category referred to as Major Depressive Disorder appears in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association. Although the term is not commonly used in countries that use the ICD-10 system, the diagnosis of depressive episode is similar to an episode of major depression. Clinical Depression [...]



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