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Depression Within Age Groups

What are signs and symptoms of depression? How would the presentation vary within the age groups being studied now.

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Depression is defined as a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.

Signs and Symptoms in most people:

-Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
-Appetite or weight changes.
-Sleep changes.
-Anger or irritability.
-Loss of energy.
-Self-loathing.
-Reckless behavior.
-Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
-Unexplained aches and ...

Solution Summary

This solution contains an overview of the symptoms of depression in children, adults, and the elderly.

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