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Depression, Let's talk about it with Dr. Jane Rosen Grandon

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What is depression?

 

Clinical depression is a serious and pervasive mood disorder. It causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness. Depression can be mild to moderate with symptoms of apathy, little appetite, difficulty sleeping, low self-esteem, and low-grade fatigue. Or it can be more severe.

What are the symptoms of depression in women?

Symptoms of depression in women include:

Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood

Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, including sex

Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism

Sleeping too much or too little, early-morning waking

Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain

Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling "slowed down"

Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain

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