Depression

Alternative Names

Blues; Gloom; Sadness; Melancholy

Definition of Depression

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.

Review

David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and David B. Merrill, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. – 3/31/2010

Depression in children
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Depression and the menstrual cycle
Depression and insomnia

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