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What is depression?

Depression is more than feeling sad. Depression limits functionality over time. Depression is a mood disorder. Those who suffer from depression experience persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and lose interest in activities they once enjoyed.

At times, depression can be expressed and manifest with physical symptoms such as chronic pain (in Chinese culture back pain is the most common somotization) or digestive issues.

To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.


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