a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
depression, slump, economic crisis(noun)
a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
natural depression, depression(noun)
a sunken or depressed geological formation
sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Depression, Great Depression(noun)
a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
"a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression(noun)
a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
depression, impression, imprint(noun)
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
"depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings
in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future
in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide
an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes
a period of major economic contraction;
Four consecutive quarters of negative, real GDP growth. See NBER.
The Great Depression was an event in US history.
a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation
Origin: From depressio.
the act of depressing
the state of being depressed; a sinking
a falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions
humiliation; abasement, as of pride
dejection; despondency; lowness
diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness
the angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon
the operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations
a method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions, and may contemplate or attempt suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains, or digestive problems that are resistant to treatment may also be present. Depressed mood is not necessarily a psychiatric disorder. It may be a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of some medical conditions, or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments. Depressed mood is also a primary or associated feature of certain psychiatric syndromes such as clinical depression.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'depression' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4588
Rank popularity for the word 'depression' in Nouns Frequency: #1638
The numerical value of depression in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of depression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job it's a depression when you lose yours.
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
Despite extensive evidence that 25 to 50 percent of those with bipolar depression attempt suicide and far too many succeed, there is currently no FDA-approved treatment for active suicidality in bipolar depression.
I have treated sleep apnea in patients with depression in my practice, following treatment, when they are feeling better, some choose to think of it as, ‘My depression got better when my sleep apnea got treated’.
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- depressie, laagdruk, gemoedsbekakkingAfrikaans
- كساد, إحباط, منخفض, اكتئاب, كآبةArabic
- униние, депресия, падина, икономическа кризаBulgarian
- depressióCatalan, Valencian
- deprese, prohlubeň, proláklinaCzech
- κατάθλιψη, λάκκος, ύφεση, βαθύ βαρομετρικόGreek
- depresio, deprimoEsperanto
- matalapaine, masennus, alenema, masennuskausi, depressiokausi, depressio, vajoama, lama, painauma, lamakausiFinnish
- dubhachas, airteil, trom-inntinn, sprochdScottish Gaelic
- דיכאון, שפל, שפלהHebrew
- depresszió, hanyatlás, levertségHungarian
- þunglyndi, KreppaIcelandic
- 窪み, 窪地, 憂鬱, 不振, 不況, 低気圧Japanese
- 우울, 불경기, 憂鬱, 저기압Korean
- paheketanga ohaoha, rāwakiwaki, whārua, wā o te korekore, whāwhāruaMāori
- tawar hati, kemurunganMalay
- crise, [[área]] [[de]] [[baixa]] [[pressão]], depressãoPortuguese
- deprimare, depresiuneRomanian
- депрессия, воронка, впадинаRussian
- depression, lågtryckSwedish
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