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How to spot the symptoms of clinical depression

Depression Source Date 2004 Author Hendrike 11:08, 3 May 2006 (
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What is clinical depression?
Clinical depression is a mental illness that can strike anyone at anytime. It does not matter your gender, age, ethnicity, religion, or culture. It can effect a person’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis. A sufferer may find it hard to get out bed, may avoid social situations, or isolate themselves completely. It is one of the most severe types of depression. There over 17 million people suffering this disease, around the world. It effects everyone differently. It may just hit one day or build up over time.

There are three major types of clinical depression:

Major Depression

The sufferer will notice some of the symptoms listed below. It effects your everyday life, to the point of not being able to function. These spells can happen once, or frequently throughout your lifetime.


This is a less severe case, as a sufferer may still be able to carry-on with day-to-day life.

Bipolar Disorder:

This disorders causes extreme highs and lows. it requires very specific treatment.
What are the sign of depression?
There are some sure signs of clinical depression:

You may not notice the more subtle signs, whereas there may be very obvious changes in a person’s behaviour. What are some of the symptoms of depression? How do you know?

If you identify one, or more, of the following symptoms below, you may be suffering from clinical depression:

trouble sleeping
lack of energy
lack of interest in friends or activities
stomach aches
crying for no reason
irritable feeling of hopelessness or worthlessness
lack of concentration

These are all signs to look for if there is a possibility of depression. It is said that clinical depression can be brought-on by a chemical imbalance in the brain, genetic factors or alcohol and/or drug abuse.

The important thing is how to treat it. The best way to handle clinical depression is to see a mental health professional. They can make a diagnosis for you to determine the severity of your condition.

There are lots of different depression treatments out there, to help people cope.Your doctor may prescribe medication and therapy. The doctor will find some treatment to help you manage your specific depression. Depression is not considered to be illness which is easily cured, but with some help from a doctor, it can be managed.

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