CHAPTER 2

Depression and Sadness

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Depression is second to anxiety as the most commonly experienced emotional disturbance.

Depression can affect us all at some point or another; women have over twice the incidence of depression than men. This is thought to be due to hormonal influences throughout a woman’s life.

Here we will explore psychologically based depression as opposed to chemically or organically based depression.

Types of Depression

There are several different types of depression. They are usually distinguished by their dominant features, duration and severity of symptoms. Most of these kinds of depression are defined by the Diagnostic ...

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