What Does Clinical Depression Mean?

Q:
What does clinical depression mean?

A:
Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression. It is also known as major depression or major depressive disorder.

Signs of clinical depression may include:

  • Angry outbursts
  • Sadness and emptiness
  • Loss of interest in all normal activities
  • Decreased appetite
  • Lack of energy
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating

Clinical depression can affect people of all age groups, including children. But the good news is that clinical depression symptoms usually improve with psychological counseling, antidepressant medications or a combination of the two.

 

Keywords: clinical depression; major depressive disorder

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