- Mayo Clinic Clinical depression: What does that mean? What does the term "clinical depression" mean? Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, temporary episodes of sadness to severe, persistent depression. Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder.What is depression (major depressive disorder)?
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.What are the signs of depression in men?
Other behaviors in men that could be signs of depression — but not recognized as such — include: Escapist behavior, such as spending a lot of time at work or on sports. Physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive problems and pain. Problems with alcohol or drug use. Controlling, violent or abusive behavior. Irritability or inappropriate anger.Why do men with depression often fail to be diagnosed?
Men with depression often aren't diagnosed for several reasons, including: 1 Failure to recognize depression. You may think that feeling sad or emotional is always the main symptom of depression. ... 2 Downplaying signs and symptoms. ... 3 Reluctance to discuss depression symptoms. ... 4 Resisting mental health treatment. ...