Major depression is an illness that usually causes severe and persistent low mood â sadness or a sense of despair. It is considered a mood disorder. The mood change can also appear as irritability or the person may not be able to take pleasure in activities that usually are enjoyable.
Major depression is more than just a passing blue mood, a "bad day" or temporary sadness over a specific event. The mood changes that come with major depression last for at least two weeks...Read more
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The classic symptoms of depression include sadness during most of the day, altered appetite or body weight, change in sleep patterns, agitation, lack... Read more »
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Bipolar disorder symptoms are cyclic. Patient's cycle into manic episodes, then return to normal before cycling into a depressive episode. This... Read more »