depression


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in the depths of (something)

In the middle of and wholly consumed by a particularly negative and/or difficult situation or emotional state. The country was in the depths of the worst economic disaster of the last century. While I was in the depths of depression, I found that I couldn't even get out of bed in the morning.
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fall into depression

1. To enter into a cognitive state characterized by an inability to experience pleasure as well as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and despondency; to become clinically depressed. Despite how many things were going well for me, I could feel myself falling into depression again. She closed herself off from her friends and family, and the isolation caused her to fall further into depression.
2. To enter into a period of drastic economic decline, widespread poverty, and high unemployment. Eventually the entire subprime mortgage market collapsed, causing economies around the world to fall into depression. The small country fell into depression shortly after gaining its independence.
See also: depression, fall

sink into depression

1. To enter into a cognitive state characterized by an inability to experience pleasure as well as feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and despondency; to become clinically depressed. Despite how many things were going well for me, I could feel myself sinking into depression again. She closed herself off from her friends and family, and the isolation caused her to sink further into her depression.
2. To enter into a period of drastic economic decline, widespread poverty, and high unemployment. Eventually the entire subprime mortgage market collapsed, causing economies around the world to sink into depression. The small country sank into depression shortly after gaining its independence.
See also: depression, sink
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Research has linked depression to poor antiretroviral pill taking and to worsening HIV infection and death.
According to this study, the diagnosis of clinical depression was missed in 47.
Results: A sample of 209 was studied and depression was found to be present in 28.
Although a large body of research on maternal depression documents incidence rates of between 10% and 30% and negative family and child developmental outcomes, paternal prenatal and postpartum depression has received little attention from researchers and clinicians.
Swett argues that the Depression fundamentally transformed the nature of politics in heavily working class districts of Berlin, making local issues, conflicts and actions far more significant than they had been before 1929.
Before the operation, the patients filled out a standard questionnaire that measures signs of depression.
They drafted a consensus statement to outline dearly the best ways to evaluate and treat depression associated with MS.
One of the main reasons that depression is under-treated is that it is commonly misunderstood.
Schmiege S and Russo NF, Depression and unwanted first pregnancy: longitudinal cohort study, BMJ, 2005, 331(7528): 1303-1307.
Although depression has long been a diagnosis made for adults, it has become increasingly prevalent in the youth of today.
Central banks and investors around the world breathed a sigh of relief when it became increasingly clear that the 7,600 low in the Nikkei 225 in April 2003 was the trough of the Heisei Depression.
Furthermore, there is evidence that depression among youth often is untreated (Keller, Lavoie, Beardslee, Wunder, & Ryan, 1991; Wu et al.