A Plain and Simple
Definition of Depression
When looking for a definition of depression we have to understand the difference between the dissatisfaction, sadness and lack of motivation that we all have felt at some point in our life, and what is known as Chronic Depression.
What is Chronic Depression?
Chronic Depression (Dysthymia) is perhaps the most common type of depression. This is a serious condition in which your state of mind is regularly down and gloomy. It changes your normal behavior, your social life and your sense of well being. However, it is not as severe as other types of depression like the major depression disorder or bipolar depression.
The symptoms of Dysthymia are milder but longer-lasting. By definition, Dysthymia lasts for at least two years. However, Dysthymia doesn't necessarily stops you from going to work or from doing your regular activities. Sometimes though, it can isolate you from friends or even your own family.
What are the Depression Warning Signs?
Sometimes we feel stressed and tired from working hard, discouraged when we are facing serious challenges or sad for a loss. These feelings are normal and usually pass. But, when these feelings become persistent for several months or even years it is necessary that you look for professional help ASAP.
If you think you may be suffering from chronic depression, please check these
depression warning signs.
Chronic Depression causes pain and suffering not only to those who suffer from it but also their families and friends.
are at a higher risk of experiencing Dysthymia, but the truth is that any person regardless of age or sex can experience it.
The statistics for
depression in men
are definitely lower, because much of it is not reported. Men approach their depression in a different way, they are more reluctant to flesh out their feelings.
Dysthymia can also be present in
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Depression in Men
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Depression in Children and Teens
Anxiety and depression in children and teens are on the rise. They are starting to reach epidemic proportions.
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