Depressive Symptoms Overview

Depressive symptoms are feelings of sadness or “down moods” that are mental health symptoms. There are a number of Depressive Disorders that cause such symptoms, such as Depression, including Major Depression. A few disorders cause cycles of “down” feelings followed by “mania” (“up” feelings), including Bipolar Syndrome and Cyclothymia. Depressive symptoms need to be distinguished from milder forms of negative thoughts that can be a part of normal life. Any type of depressive symptom has the risk of self-harm or suicide; seek immediate medical attention for any suspected suicidal concerns. Read more about: Depressive Disorders.

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