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I have heard of many kind of depresssions. Depression is nothing but not letting our feelings outspoken . If we dont why it is said that the feelings stay inside and affect. Is it a solid particle like food not getting digested as we eat and urine when stays inside not letting out can cause serious problems. But feelings are intangible . Why is it going to affect us if we dont express it

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome. Your question title doesn't match the body. What's your question? $\endgroup$ – AliceD Nov 28 '18 at 11:25
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    $\begingroup$ I've had various terms on my list of diagnoses (I'm not young, and the list is getting longer), including "major depressive disorder" and "dysthymic disorder". I don't understand the rest of what you're asking, and the definition of depression you give matches neither what I've read nor my own experience. Could you be more clear about what you mean and what you want to know? $\endgroup$ – David Thornley Nov 28 '18 at 23:54
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When discussing depression, it is sometimes necessary to distinguish between clinical depression (major depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder, etc.) and everyday depression (feeling "blue", sad).

The word depression gets thrown around a lot. We use it to describe feeling temporarily sad, which could indeed be the result of not sharing our feelings as you suggest. However, when we talk about depression as a disorder, there are many factors that go into a diagnosis. In addition to a depressed mood, the disorder includes persistent, debilitating sleep disturbances, changes in appetite, fatigue, and anhedonia (the inability to enjoy the things that once made us happy).

It's true that it can be helpful to share our feelings, and that everyone feels depressed now and then, but a diagnosis of depression is a more nuanced concept, and it usually requires a combination of therapy and medication in order to resolve.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome. Feeling "blue" or sad is not depression by any means. Some people may say they feel depressed but actual depression is severe. Can you distinguish the difference within your answer and provide references from reputable sources to back this up? $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Nov 29 '18 at 10:47

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