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The term refers to a mental disorder that many people suffer from. It can either occur for a short period of time, last over a long period of time or recur repeatedly. On average, women are affected by the disorder significantly more often than men. Depression can also occur at any age.

It can manifest itself through a variety of symptoms. Among the best known are deep sadness due to personal losses, feelings of guilt, lack of interest, and low self-esteem. Insomnia, appetite disorders and persistent fatigue, in combination with other symptoms, can also be signs of depression. In addition, physical complaints may occur, such as a feeling of pressure in the throat and chest, shortness of breath, dizziness, and even visual disturbances and cardiac arrhythmias.

The treatment depends on the degree of severity. A distinction is made between unipolar and pipolar depression and dysthemia. Weaker forms can be treated without medication. Moderate to severe depression requires medication and additional professional talk therapy. If mental disorder remains untreated, it can end in suicide.

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