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What is depression?

Depression is an affective mood disorder involving lengthy disturbances of emotions.

2

What are the stats for depression sufferers?

20% of people will suffer some form of depression
Women 2x more likely than men

3

Behavioural characteristics of depression -

loss of energy
social impairment
weight change
poor personal hygiene
sleep pattern disturbance
loss of enthusiasm

4

Emotional characteristics of depression -

constant depressed mood
worthlessness

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Cognitive characteristics of depression -

Delusions
reduced concentration
thoughts of death
poor memory