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Depression is different from just feeling unhappy or sad. Depression is more intense, lasts longer, and has a large negative
impact on a person's life. The following are the symptoms of depression, also called a major depressive episode, as described
in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM IV):
There are several forms of depressive disorders:
Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances. They include:
Depression is one of the most commonly occurring disorders in PTSD. In fact, it has been found that among people who have, or
have had, a diagnosis of PTSD, approximately 48 percent also had current or past depression. People who have had PTSD at some
point in their life are almost 7 times as likely as people without PTSD to also have depression. Another study found that 44.5
percent of people with PTSD one month after experiencing a traumatic event also had a diagnosis of depression.
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