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What is depression?

While many people feel unhappy or sad at certain times, depression is a condition that causes a person to feel sad or miserable most of the time. Depression is a very common condition that affects many people at some point in their life. It is more than just feeling sad; depression can affect a person's physical and mental health. Some cases can be so severe that it interferes with a person's ability to carry out daily activities.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bipolar disorder


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