At least two weeks of depressed mood with at least four additional symptoms of depression which can include changes in appetite, weight, sleep, or psychomotor activity, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking, and recurrent thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts.
When 5 or more symptoms of depression are present during the same 2-week period and at least one of the symptoms is depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure.
A period of depression whereby the individual is unable to go about their daily life. Approximately half of those who have one major depressive episode will develop another. See major depressive disorder.
Persisting severe depressed mood of at least two weeks duration in which depression is accompanied by at least four additional symptoms including possibly: changes in appetite, weight loss or gain, sleep disturbance, psychomotor agitation or slowing, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking, and recurrent thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts. The episode is not related to an underlying medical disorder, medication side effects, or the effects of chronic substance abuse and is not better explained by a pre-existing severe psychiatric disorder.
Depressed mood and/or loss of interest in pleasure in all or almost all activities for a period of at least two weeks.
(psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction
A specific disorder of feeling extreme sadness, usually for two weeks or more, 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.
A period of depression during which a person experiences a combination of symptoms that interfere with the ability to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities. Symptoms vary, but may include persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, "emptiness," hopelessness, guilt, restlessness, or suicidal thoughts. People may also experience persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.
Major depressive episode is a symptom of a mood disorder. It is characterized by severe, highly persistent depression, which is often manifested by lack of appetite, chronic fatigue, lethargy, and sleep disturbances (somnipathy). The victim may think about suicide, and in fact an increased risk of actual suicide is present.