Affective disorder in which a person feels unhappy and often has trouble eating, sleeping, or concentrating.
Decreased functional activity. Sinking of spirits. Intense sadness, beyond what's normally expected.
a disorder of mood characterized by feelings of low self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, little activity and appetite, and sleep disturbance.
A type of mood disorder characterized by low or irritable mood or loss of interest or pleasure in almost all activities over a period of time. (Page 30)
mood disorder characterized by extreme and persistent feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness. This disorder causes impaired emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physical functioning. Reference: B3
a mental disorder that includes altered mood, sleep or appetite problems, change in weight, agitation or lethargy, loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities, fatigue, diminished ability to think or concentrate, feelings of worthlessness, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
Depression is a mental illness. People experiencing it are sad, lack interest in everyday activities and events and feel a sense of worthlessness. A depression can be triggered by a tragic event (mourning) or have no apparent cause. There are different types of depression: reactive depression (which generally follows a tragic event), major depression (with no apparent cause) and bipolar disorder (which includes episodes of euphoria and joy). It is likely that several factors together can cause depression. These include genetic predisposition (proven for bipolar disorder) and environmental factors. The biological cause of depression is often a deficiency in certain neurotransmitters, particularly serotonin and noradrenalin.
a prolonged mood disturbance that affects self-worth, outlook, and living. It is capable of cure or improvement and should be diagnosed by a capable professional.
Relationship to Vitamin B6 Requirement"B6 is a cofactor for the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and for the synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine..." Recommendation Tryptophan / 5 HTP" Tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is frequently imbalanced in cases of depression..." Recommendation Amino Acid Profile"... Tryptophan is the body's source material for producing the hormones serotonin and melatonin, which also influence sleep patterns and mood..."
chronic or recurrent mental state characterized by hopelessness and lack of motivation and energy. Other major symptoms include loss of appetite and either excessive or inadequate sleep. Further info.
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A condition characterized by lack of interest in life, numbed emotions or extremely negative feelings, problems focusing, withdrawal from people and social life, etc. Depression without apparent cause that does not resolve by itself is a sign of a serious problem.
A pervasive and sustained lowering of mood, often associated with tearfulness, guilt or irritability. Other features include loss of interest in activities, lowered energy levels, impaired concentration and disturbance of sleep and appetite.
A mental condition characterized by feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, apathy, fatigue, and pessimism.
Relationship to Vitamin B6 Requirement"B6 is a cofactor for the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and for the synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine..." Recommendation Amino Acid Profile"...Low tyrosine or phenylalanine levels can result in abnormal levels of mood-regulating chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine and catecholamines..." Recommendation Tyrosine"Particular precursors such as tyrosine, which increases dopamine and noradrenaline, show beneficial results in the treatment of mild depression..."
a Major Depressive Episode is defined by a period of at least 2 weeks during which there is either depressed mood or the loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities. In children and adolescents, the mood may be irritable rather than sad. This is accompanied by additional symptoms such as changes in appetite, weight, sleep, or psychomotor activity, decreased energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
A state of deep and pervasive dejection and hopelessness, accompanied by apathy and a feeling of personal worthlessness. See also major depression.
In a full-blown depression or depressive illness there is a feeling of gloom, hopelessness, and a lack of conviction that one can act effectively. The presence of some or all of the following is characteristic: loss of appetite, loss of libido, DIURNAL VARIATION (qv), feelings of worthlessness, feelings of guilt, suicidal intent.
Recommendation L-Phenylalanine" Phenylalanine can affect depression via three separate pathways..." Recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance"...Researchers have pointed out that increasing in phenylalanine levels in the brain, which can and does occur in persons without PKU, leads to a decreased level of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which leads to a variety of emotional disorders..." Recommendation Amino Acid Profile"...Low tyrosine or phenylalanine levels can result in abnormal levels of mood-regulating chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine and catecholamines..."
The most frequent distress seen in counseling, it is often not identified as such and its importance in treatment is often not identified. Coca Cola, which contained cocaine, was a late-19th Century form of self-treatment for mild depression (called 'melancholy' then). Later, caffeine, a drug with a milder anti- depressant effect, replaced the cocaine.
In adolescence or early adulthood, individuals with Autism who have the intellectual capacity for insight may become isolated and depressed in response to the realisation of their serious impairment. Symptoms or signs may include significant changes in appetite (decreased or increased appetite), behaviour or sleeping patterns. People with Asperger's often want to be sociable and are upset by the fact that they find it difficult to make friends.
Recommendation Amino Acid Profile"... Methionine is the precursor of SAMe which is needed for proper functioning of catecholamines and may be low in patients with depression..."
Depression is a common feeling for men with erectile dysfunction, and all the more reason to seek treatment for this medical condition. This is understandable since a normal sexual relationship is important to a man's confidence and sense of strength and virility. An inability to have satisfactory sexual activity can naturally lead to depression if professional help and medical diagnosis is not sought, more severe feelings, such as lack of confidence and self-esteem are also caused.
Relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement"Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis, postpartum depression and bipolar depression..."
an emotional condition, either neurotic or psychotic, characterized by feelings of hopelessness, inadequacy, and so on; also one of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's stages of dying.
Relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement"...An insufficiency of omega-3 oils in the diet, especially the metabolite DHA, has been linked to depression..." Recommendation EPA (eicosapentanoic acid)"There is an increasing body of evidence that indicates that fish oils, in particular those with high EPA to DHA ratios, have a major role to play in helping people maintain good mental health and to avoid mood swings and mild depression..."
A mood disorder characterized by a loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness, and loss of interest in all usually pleasurable outlets, including food, sex, work, friends, or entertainment. Often accompanied by recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. Diagnosis is made when at least 5 of a group of symptoms have been present for at least 2 weeks, including depressed mood and loss of interest.
A mood described as feeling dejected and sad with a lowering of functional activity. A depressive disorder usually includes appetite and sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, and suicidal ideation.
A spectrum of affective disorders, ranging from passing sad moods to serious, crippling disease requiring medical treatment. Depression is one of the symptoms that may be associated with schizophrenia.
A spectrum of affective disorders, ranging from passing sad moods to serious, crippling disease requiring medical treatment. A common negative symptom of schizophrenia.
a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
an emotional pain caused by one thing or another
an illness that causes symptoms in both the body and the brain, i
a whole body illness involving physical symptoms, moods, and thoughts
emotional state of despair and stagnation
dI5preF[n/ n. the state of being sad and gloomy
An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. Among its symptoms are persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings and changes in sleeping and/or eating patterns. Depression comes in various types.
A lowering of mood, energy, appetite, inner drive, self-esteem, restful sleep, concentration and the will to live. Depression is a biological brain disorder occurring in 20-40% of medically ill elders and 30% of Alzheimer's patients. Depression occurs when your brain's thermostat is set too low.
condition of feeling sad or despondent ( Mental Clarity)
There is some research evidence and considerable anecdotal evidence that the gifted are at a significantly higher risk for depression and suicide than the general population. (see Social-emotional issues)
Is a common mental health problem where a person becomes very sad for an extended period of time. In children, depression sometimes appears as irritability. That is, a depressed child may be unusually sensitive and reactive over several weeks or months. Other forms of depression include: trouble sleeping or drastic changes in sleeping patterns, withdrawing from others and changes in eating patterns and weight.
A psychiatric disorder characterized by sad mood, loss of pleasure, guilt, disturbed sleep and appetite, and/or self-blame lasting two weeks or more. Previously depressed smokers are half as likely to be able to quit smoking without specialized treatment.
A treatable medical disorder characterized by loss of interest in things you used to enjoy and feeling sad for periods of at least 2 weeks.
a mental disorder marked by altered mood, this may occur daily with the addition of diminished interest or pleasure in most or all activities. Symptoms can be as follows: poor appetite or weight loss, or weight gain, insomnia or hypersomnia, feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or inappropriate guilt, difficulties with concentration and thinking, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal ideations.
A state of mind, feeling "blue" or "down," usually in response to a negative life event.
A state of despair and sad mood.
1. A chronic feeling that "something is just not right". 2. There are two kinds: One is being sad. The other, the real depression, is when our brain chemistry causes us to have severe mental problems, which affect our entire life. This is when doctors can help. 3. Hidden Anger. However, many of us have found that our depression is organic or biological, in which case medical treatment has proven effective in treating it.
Depression is one of the most common forms of mental health problem and can occur to people of all ages. Symptoms include feelings of despair, hopelessness and worthlessness, an inability to cope, sleep problems and sometimes thoughts of suicide. Often people with depression will complain of physical problems (e.g for example headaches, stomach problems) rather than depression when consulting their GP. Various treatments are available for depression including antidepressant medication, talking treatments such as CBT (see definition), or counselling (see definition).
A pervasive and sustained lowering of mood. Other features include tearfulness, guilt, irritability, loss of interest in life, loss of energy, poor concentration, poor sleep and loss of appetite.
A long term lowering of mood and function. Depression is associated with anxiety and panic disorders in many cases
A feeling of melancholy, hopelessness, and dejection that can be related to a situation such as the diagnosis of cancer or a longer term pathology. Persistant symptoms (over 2 weeks or more) may include: despair, excessive sleepiness, insomnia, irritability, and/or thoughts of suicide.
Depression is characterized by sadness, apathy, low self-esteem and a tendency to withdraw from others coupled to a loss of libido, anorexia and early morning waking.
A condition of feeling sadness that may include symptoms such as hopelessness, loss of appetite, sleep disruption, anxiety, low energy, poor concentration, inability to feel pleasure, and thoughts of suicide. Depression may also be a symptom of different conditions.
Emotional state or mood with feelings of sadness, helplessness or hopelessness, and loss of interest in normal activities.
A diagnostic term representing several different clinical conditions with symptoms ranging from loss of interest or pleasure, decreased energy, decreased ability to think or concentrate, poor appetite, low self-esteem and poor ability to make difficult decisions, to feelings of hopelessness.
A mental state marked by feelings of despair, discouragement, and sadness.
feelings of despair, extreme sadness, dejection, discouragement. Normal after some events, in reaction to physical and mental conditions. Becomes a disorder when thinking is slowed, pleasure diminishes, guilt, hopelessness and despair increase, problems eating and sleeping develop.
( Related information) Depression is a mood disorder characterized by intense feelings of sadness that persist beyond a few weeks. Two neurotransmitters-natural substances that allow brain cells to communicate with one another-are implicated in depression: serotonin and norepinephrine.
A disorder of mood with extreme sadness and discouragement. Symptoms also may include disruption of sleeping and eating patterns and lack of energy.
Persistent sadness characterized by a loss of interest or pleasure in most activities, and accompanied by changes in appetite and sleep patterns, restlessness or a loss of energy, difficulty in concentration, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
A neurotic or psychotic condition marked by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, and feelings of dejection and guilt.
A feeling of sadness and helplessness with little drive for communication or socialization with others.
(major depression, clinical depression) is an affective disorder; the most prominent symptoms are depressed mood and loss of interest or pleasure in episodes lasting at least two weeks. Other symptoms vary considerably and may include insomnia and weight loss or their opposites, and psychotic and/or anxiety features. Treatment involves anti-depressant medication and psychotherapy. www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Major_Depression.htm
A psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies. National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association Depression.com
Having a depressed or low mood for most of the day and on most days. A person may no longer enjoy life or normal activities; have changes in eating and sleeping habits; and feel nervous, rundown, and tired. A person may also feel worthless or guilty, have trouble concentrating, and think about death or suicide all the time. If you experience any of these signs of depression for more than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor about treatment.
A disorder associated with low mood that prevents a person from leading a normal life.
A condition that affects how people feel, think, and act; symptoms can include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and pessimism, and a general loss of interest.
Mild depression - a condition of feeling sad or despondent. Severe depression- apsychotic or neurotic condition characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, and feelings of extreme sadness, dejection, and hopelessness. ? Boron 1 tsp. ? Calcium 2 TBL pm ? Chromium 1 TBL am and pm before meals ? Gold 1 tsp. Pm ? Iron 1 tsp. ? Manganese 2 TBL ? Magnesium 2 TBL ? Platinum 2 tsp.am ? WOL 1 TBL am Zinc 2 TBL
a subjective feeling of sadness, grief or dejection. The word is used to describe a symptom and also is a diagnostic label.
Not just temporary or situational sadness, but a persistent and pervasive feeling of sadness or hopelessness that is often associated with weight loss (or gain), sleep disturbances, constipation, disturbances of sexual function, and feelings of guilt or self-blame.
An illness characterized by sadness or low mood, lack of interest in things usually enjoyed, loss of energy, changes in sleep patterns, changes in appetite or weight, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, restlessness or lethargy, and repeated thoughts of death or suicide. See major depressive disorder.
term used to describe an emotional state involving sadness, lack of energy and low self-esteem.
An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. The symptoms of depression often include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or pessimism; and changes in sleep, appetite, and thinking.
A psychological disorder with symptoms such as sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes thoughts of suicide.
When used to describe a mood, depression refers to what may be normal feelings of sadness, despair and discouragement. Most serious depression may be a symptom of a variety of physical and mental disorders, a syndrome of associated symptoms secondary to an underlying disorder or it may itself be a specific mental disorder. The disorder known as major depression is characterized by slowed thinking, decreased purposeful physical activity, sleep and appetite disturbances, low self-esteem, loss of sex drive and feelings guilt and hopelessness.
an affective disorder that may take any of three major forms, all of which are characterized by a disturbance of mood; the three forms are major depressive disorder, dysthymia, and adjustment disorder with depressed mood.
A mood disorder ranging from passing sad moods to a serious disabling illness requiring medical and psychological treatment. Major depression is a "whole body" disorder impacting on the patientâ€(tm)s emotions (feelings of guilt and hopelessness or loss of pleasure in once enjoyed activities), thinking (persistent thoughts of death or suicide, difficulty concentrating or making decisions), behaviour (changes in sleep patterns, appetite, or weight), and even physical well being (persistent symptoms such as headaches or digestive disorders that do not respond to treatment).
a medical condition leading to intense feelings of sadness or despair.
an abnormal emotional state in which the individual experiences an exaggerated feeling of sadness, worthlessness and hopelessness, inappropriate and out of proportion to some personal loss or tragedy.
a psychotic or neurotic condition characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia or hypersomnia, and feelings of extreme sadness, dejection, and hopelessness
Depression is a real and legitimate illness having key symptoms that may include a sad, anxious, or empty mood that lasts 2 weeks or more-and a loss of interest or pleasure in things that were once enjoyed (including sex).
A mental state characterised by excessive sadness. Activity may be agitated and restless or slow and retarded. The person may experience feelings of worthlessness, despair and extreme pessimism. There are usually disruptions to sleep, appetite and concentration.
A mental condition characterised by feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, apathy, fatigue, and anxiety.
When used to describe a mood, depression refers to feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement. As such, depression may be a normal feeling state. The overt manifestations are highly variable and may be culture specific. Depression may be a symptom seen in a variety of mental or physical disorders, a syndrome of associated symptoms secondary to an underlying disorder, or a specific mental disorder. Slowed thinking, decreased pleasure, decreased purposeful physical activity, guilt and hopelessness, and disorders of eating and sleeping may be seen in the depressive syndrome. DSM-IV classifies depression by severity, recurrence, and association with hypomania or mania. Other categorizations divide depression into reactive and endogenous depressions on the basis of precipitants or symptom clusters. Depression in children may be indicated by refusal to go to school, anxiety, excessive reaction to separation from parental figures, antisocial behavior, and somatic complaints.
A condition characterized by altered mood. There is loss of interest in pleasurable activities. Depression prevents a person from leading a normal life. Types of depression include major depression, bipolar depression, chronic low-grade depression (dysthymia) and seasonal depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD).
A mood disorder causing overwhelming feelings of sadness or hopelessness. If left untreated, depression can compromise the activities of daily living.
An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts, that affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be wished away. People with a depressive disease cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people with depression. See the entire definition of Depression
is a more intense and debilitating version of sadness, resulting from multiple factors that overwhelm coping resources.
a mood state ranging from minor degrees of sadness to feeling of hopelessness and despair.
Depression is a common condition that has many forms. It may be caused by a number of things such as a reaction to a death, loss of a job or a break-up with a partner. Depression may vary from a mild, long-standing sadness to a deep despair making it difficult to function from day-to-day. Depression affects how a person feels, thinks and behaves and it also often affects physical health. Often people feel empty, worthless, apathetic and irritable and they have a loss of pleasure in daily activities. People who are depressed often find basic activities such as sleeping, eating and thinking very difficult.
a constellation of emotional, cognitive and somatic signs and symptoms, including sustained sad mood or lack of pleasure
A mood disorder involving disturbances in emotion (excessive sadness), behaviour (loss of interest in usual activities), cognition (distorted thoughts of hopelessness and low self-esteem), and body function (fatigue, loss of appetite).
A treatable/reversible illness characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness and helplessness. and often a change in sleeping, eating, and elimination patterns and energy level/fatiguibility. Often expressed as somatic complaints in older adults (e.g., pain, constipation). Can co-occur with dementia.
is a mental disorder characterized by feelings of deep sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness.
A disorder marked by great sadness and apprehension, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, withdrawal from others, loss of sleep, appetite, sexual desire, loss of interest and pleasure in usual activities, and either lethargy or agitation. Called major depression in DSM-IV and unipolar depression by others. It can be an associated symptom of other disorders.
An abnormal lowering of mood of psychologic or physiologic origin which is more prolonged than mourning and is time-limited and related to a specific loss.
A mood disorder characterized by extreme sadness and feelings of hopelessness.
A mental health condition that may be characterized by sadness, fatigue, anorexia, lack of emotional expression, indifferent attitude, and social withdrawal. Common types of depression are major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder.
An affective disorder characterized by extreme and intense sadness, pessimism, sense of inadequacy, etc.
a biological-based mental illness that can have lasting emotional and physical effects, such as feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or indecision; difficulty concentrating; change in appetite or sleep habits; loss of energy, interest, or pleasure; loud, violent, troubled, agitated, slowed, or anti-social behaviors; drug or alcohol abuse; and difficulty with interpersonal relationships. Children and adolescents may suffer from either major depression or manic depression (see Bipolar disorder). Both are serious medical problems that can be treated with medication and psychotherapy. When untreated, extreme cases can lead to suicide.
Mistakenly seen as the cause of CFS symptoms.
a persistent sad mood; loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed; significant change in appetite or body weight; difficulty sleeping or oversleeping; physical slowing or agitation; loss of energy; feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt; difficulty thinking or concentrating; recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
A low mood state. Possible symptoms include crying, guilt, hopelessness, low self-esteem, appetite or sleep changes, anxiety, poor energy, body aches, poor concentration, indecisiveness, inability to feel pleasure, and thoughts of suicide.
a mental state characterised by feelings of sadness, loneliness, despair, poor self-esteem, and self-reproach. In children, depression may present as irritability, changing mood, and social withdrawal.
Mental state characterized by feelings of sadness, loneliness, despair, low self-esteem, and self-reproach; accompanying signs include psychomotor retardation or at times agitation, withdrawal from interpersonal contact, and vegetative symptoms such as insomnia and anorexia. The term refers either to a mood that is so characterized or to a mood disorder.
A syndrome (group of symptoms) that reflects a sad mood that exceeds normal sadness or grief. More specifically, the sadness of depression is characterized by a greater intensity and duration and by more severe symptoms and functional disabilities than is normal.
A psychiatric disorder marked by feelings of extraordinary sadness; difficulty concentrating, eating, and sleeping, as well as helplessness; a bleak outlook on life; and a preoccupation with death. See also Childhood Depression.
Affective disorder characterized by extreme sadness and guilt, immobility due to lethargy or apathy, and inability to enjoy normal living and activities.
profound feeling of sadness, low self-esteem and hopelessness.
Low mood. Feeling sad, lacking in energy, often dwelling on problems and feelings of guilt.
A sad, despairing, or discouraged mood; such a mood or feeling sufficient to be a symptom or a mental disorder; a syndrome characterized by depressed mood.
Disorder producing depressed mood, appetite changes, sleep changes, and sometimes suicidal thinking. Can often be treated with medication
a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal, sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason
(Clinical) A psychiatric disorder characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of appetite, anhedonia, feelings of extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness and hopelessness, and thoughts of death.
A mood disorder with extreme sadness and discouragement associated with sleeplessness and and lack of energy.
Depression can be a common side-effect of opiate detoxification, and is one of the more treatable withdrawal symptoms.
A mood disorder marked primarily by extreme sadness. Other symptoms can include lack on interest in everyday or pleasurable activities; distorted thoughts of low self esteem, worthlessness, or hopelessness; fatigue; insomnia; loss of appetite; and possibly thoughts of suicide.
A mental disorder characterised by severe feelings of sadness, hopelessness and despair, whose severity is out of proportion to any actual event or condition that may have caused them.
is a mood disorder represented by feelings of sadness, loneliness, despair, low self-esteem, withdrawal from interpersonal contact with others, and symptoms such as difficulty sleeping and a decreased appetite.
A condition caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain effects the mind and body causing a person to feel miserable in many ways. It may be characterized by persistent sadness, frequent complaints of physical illness, persistent boredom, decreased activity and increased irritability.
Low mood that prevents a person from leading a normal life and is associated with a variety of other symptoms.
physical slowing of functions or emotional despair and unhappiness.
A mental state of depressed mood characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement.
A mental condition marked by ongoing feelings of sadness, despair, loss of energy, and difficulty dealing with normal daily life. Other symptoms of depression include feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, loss of pleasure in activities, changes in eating or sleeping habits, and thoughts of death or suicide. Depression can affect anyone, and can be successfully treated. Depression affects 15-25% of cancer patients.
A mental illness characterized by intense feelings of sadness that do not improve with time; people who are depressed may also have problems associated with eating, sleeping, pains and other symptoms.
a disorder characterised by negative emotions of extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness and hopelessness which are sometimes accompanied by thoughts of death.
an emotional state characterized by extreme feelings of sadness, lack of self-worth, dejection, and emptiness.
A condition when someone feels very low or has a feeling of no hope.
a biologically-based psychological disorder marked by sadness, inactivity, difficulty with thinking and concentration, significant increase or decrease in appetite and sleep, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal thoughts or actions
an extreme mood of sadness with physical symptoms such as loss of appetite and sleep.
Persistent feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, despair, and, in some cases, thoughts of suicide.
A serious illness that affects thoughts, mood, body and ability to function in everyday life. Depression is characterized by symptoms that affect a person's work, sleep and eating habits, and his or her ability to enjoy activities once found pleasurable.
A group of diagnoses that are syndromes in which the emotion of depression can be included. Symptoms include irritability, loss of interest in activities, reduced appetite, decreased energy, difficulty thinking, hopelessness, sense of worthlessness/guilt, and/or recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. Examples of depressive disorders: depressive personality disorder and major depressive disorder, including major depressive episodes.
Emotional state or mood characterized by sadness, despair, and loss of interest in usual activities.
A mental state characterized by sadness, hopelessness, difficulty thinking and concentrating, changes in eating and sleeping habits, and sometimes thoughts of suicide.
Disorder of severe high and low mood. Types: bipolar, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), manic. Melancholia (old term).
(de-presh-un): mood disorder characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness. In many cases, the affected individual has a lack of energy and motivation. Sometimes physical symptoms such as slow movement and speech are also present.
despondency; melancholy; dejection
A serious medical condition that can interfere with an individual's ability to work, study, sleep, and eat. Symptoms include ongoing feelings of sadness and despair, loss of energy, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed. A person who has depression may experience changes in eating or sleeping habits, and have thoughts of death or suicide.
Depression refers to feelings of sadness, despair and discouragement. It can be characterized by slowed thinking, decreased pleasure, decreased purposeful physical activity, guilt and hopelessness, and disorders of eating and sleeping. It becomes a problem when it persists for two weeks or longer. See also: manic depression See also: Treatment
Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, pessimism and a general loss of interest in life, combined with a sense of reduced emotional well being.
Recommendation against Melatonin"On the basis of theoretical ideas about how melatonin works, some authorities specifically recommend against using it for depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and other serious illnesses, and in pregnant or nursing women..." Recommendation Amino Acid Profile"...Tryptophan is the body's source material for producing the hormones serotonin and melatonin, which also influence sleep patterns and mood..."
Relationship to Low Male Testosterone Level"Depression can be caused by low levels of certain hormones, including testosterone..." Recommendation DHEA"...In addition, DHEA is the precursor for estrogen and testosterone, which also enhance mood..."
Relationship to Manganese Requirement"...A deficiency may contribute to depression stemming from low levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine..." Relationship to Vitamin B6 Requirement"B6 is a cofactor for the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and for the synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine..." Recommendation L-Tyrosine"Particular precursors such as tyrosine, which increases dopamine and noradrenaline, show beneficial results in the treatment of mild depression..." Recommendation L-Phenylalanine"...Phenylalanine is an important precursor for the production of noradrenaline and adrenaline thus increasing the body's ability to cope with stress..."
An illness that produces feelings of lethargy, guilt, grief and lack of desire to perform routine tasks.
Depression is when you have feelings of extreme sadness, despair or inadequacy that last for a long time.
deep feeling of sadness; can be temporary or of long duration
Condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and inadequacy. Students with depression may show a decline in academic performance, seem sad or irritable, lack energy, or no longer take pleasure in activities they used to enjoy. ( learn more)
Recommendation L-Tyrosine"Particular precursors such as tyrosine, which increases dopamine and noradrenaline, show beneficial results in the treatment of mild depression..." Recommendation Amino Acid Profile"...Low tyrosine or phenylalanine levels can result in abnormal levels of mood-regulating chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine and catecholamines..."
a depressive disorder characterized by extreme feelings of sadness, lack of self-worth, and dejection.
a mental disorder characterized by sadness, feelings of inadequacy, and low self-esteem
Recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance"A double blind study on the effects of aspartame on persons with mood disorders was conducted by Dr..."
feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and a general disinterest in life, which for the most part have no cause and may be the result of a psychiatric illness.
Depression, or a depressed mood, may in everyday English refer to a state of melancholia, unhappiness or sadness, or to a relatively minor downturn in mood that may last only a few hours or days. This is generally seen as quite distinct from the diagnosis of clinical depression. However, if depressed mood lasts at least two weeks, and is accompanied by other symptoms that interfere with daily living, it may be seen as a symptom of clinical depression, dysthymia or some other diagnosable mental illness, or alternatively as sub-syndromal depression.