Definitions for Depression
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a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
depression, slump, economic crisisnoun
a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
natural depression, depressionnoun
a sunken or depressed geological formation
sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Depression, Great Depressionnoun
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, depressionnoun
a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
depression, impression, imprintnoun
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
Etymology: From depressio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: depressio, Latin.
The beams of light are such subtile bodies, that, in respect of them, even surfaces that are sensibly smooth, are not exactly so: they have their own degree of roughness, consisting of little protuberances and depressions; and consequently such inequalities may suffice to give bodies different colours, as we see in marble that appears white or black, or red or blue, even when most carefully polished. Robert Boyle, on Colours.
If the bone be much depressed, and the fissure considerably large, it is then at your choice, whether you will enlarge that fissure, or continue it for the evacuation of the matter, and forbear the use of the trapan; not doubting but a small depression of the bone will either rise, or cast off, by the benefit of nature. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
Depression of the nobility may make a king more absolute, but less safe. Francis Bacon, Ornam. Ration. 28.
Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities. It can also involve physical symptoms, such as changes in sleep patterns, appetite and energy levels. Depression often affects one's ability to function in daily life and may lead to thoughts of self-harm or suicide. It is typically diagnosed through clinical evaluation and treated with a combination of psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including biological, psychological, and environmental factors.
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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The pointing of any piece of ordnance so that its shot may be projected short of the point-blank.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Depression' in Nouns Frequency: #1638
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The numerical value of Depression in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Depression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Although there is a fairly good body of evidence suggesting that maternal depression is associated with depression in the child, there is a lot less about how maternal depression might influence adolescent behavior, given how prevalent maternal depression is, and that risky adolescent behaviors are associated with poor long-term outcomes in adulthood, we thought better evidence in this area could be really useful.
Depression can affect parent-child interactions, which in turn, may be one way that maternal depression affects children, because we know that children of mothers who are depressed are at higher risk of behavioral and emotional problems, they may need treatment as well.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job it's a depression when you lose yours.
Because depression is so thematically powerful and so dark, when it’s very severe, it can make people feel not only as if they’ve lost a loving connection, but as if the whole world is devoid of love, so if we wonder how somebody could take 149 people with him when he commits suicide, one answer can be that depression, when it’s most severe, can make people feel that life is completely without value, not just for them but for anyone.
We don’t have a great war in our generation, or a Great Depression but we do, we have a Great War of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.
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- depressie, gemoedsbekakking, laagdrukAfrikaans
- كساد, إحباط, اكتئاب, كآبة, منخفضArabic
- униние, падина, депресия, икономическа кризаBulgarian
- depressióCatalan, Valencian
- deprese, proláklina, prohlubeňCzech
- λάκκος, βαθύ βαρομετρικό, ύφεση, κατάθλιψηGreek
- depresio, deprimoEsperanto
- vajoama, lama, depressio, masennuskausi, depressiokausi, painauma, lamakausi, matalapaine, alenema, masennusFinnish
- dubhachas, trom-inntinn, sprochd, airteilScottish Gaelic
- שפל, שפלה, דיכאוןHebrew
- levertség, depresszió, hanyatlásHungarian
- Kreppa, þunglyndiIcelandic
- 窪地, 窪み, 不振, 不況, 低気圧, 憂鬱Japanese
- 불경기, 우울, 憂鬱, 저기압Korean
- whāwhārua, whārua, wā o te korekore, paheketanga ohaoha, rāwakiwakiMāori
- kemurungan, tawar hatiMalay
- crise, [[área]] [[de]] [[baixa]] [[pressão]], depressãoPortuguese
- deprimare, depresiuneRomanian
- депрессия, впадина, воронкаRussian
- depression, lågtryckSwedish
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