Book Definition: Generally depressed effects includes sleep, loss of appetite and negative/ depressed thoughts. The fourth state in Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's five stages of grieving.

In Your Own Words


  • Feeling lost, tired all the time, unmotivated, and lonely.
  • pH imbalance in your brain with a lack of neuropenephrine or dopamine.
  • Extreme sadness.
  • A condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.

Treatments



Examples/Functions


  • Severe depression is the thought of death/possible suicide, however, not all depression is related to dying. One can just be generally sad.
  • Someone who knows they are sick will sleep a lot, have a change in appetite, and be generally sad instead of dealing with it.
  • Someone who has passed the anger stage and can't get over the fact that they will die so they enter into a depression.
  • Doesn't want to do anything besides sleep and eat. Doesn't want to talk to their friends and just simply wants to be alone.
  • Someone who is normally social, but isolates themselves, sleeps a lot or not at all.
  • A complete and total loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, grade decline, sleepiness, unmotivated, and extremely sad.
  • Someone who quits their job, feels hopeless all the time, and just has no energy to do anything they used to enjoy.
  • Extreme weight loss or weight gain.
  • Feeling that nothing can make you happy.
  • You feel like you're putting on an act for everyone.
  • Losing a loved one and no longer being able to cope with society, you shut the world out and just stay at home all day.
  • Your parents getting a divorce and you distance yourself from your family and friends and start to slack off in school.

Side note:


  • Depression is the most commonly diagnosed mood disorder

Additional Resources


http://health.yahoo.com/depression-symptoms/depression-symptoms/healthwise--aa25647.html
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