Major depression is the most severe kind of depression with a constant sense of hopelessness and despair, also known as clinical depression. With major depression, it may be difficult to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy friends and activities. Some people have clinical depression only once in their life, while others have it several times in a lifetime.
Dysthymia, sometimes referred to as mild, chronic depression, is less severe than major depression. With dysthymia, the depression symptoms can linger for a long period of time, often two years or longer. Those who suffer from dysthymia can also experience periods of major depression.
Depression Assessment Questionnaire
Below is the questionnaire you might want to fill out in order to assess how much are you depressed. If you score high on this questionnaire, it doesn’t make you a psychiatric patient until the depression is interfering in your daily life and making it difficult for you to perform your duties.
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