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Depression

Persistent levels of sadness, helplessness, and disinterest in normal activities severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning.

Example: A nurse can’t concentrate on her work, feels hopeless, and cries at least once a day. She assumes she’ll soon be fired for incompetence, and doesn’t have the energy to care.

Depression
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 16, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/depression/