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Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women.
Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex,
hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy,
so even small tasks take extra effort Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased
cravings for food and weight gain Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking,
speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
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