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Everyone gets the blues now and then. Itís part of life. But when there is little joy or pleasure... (Source: excerpt from Depression: NWHIC)
One or more periods of depression in the absence of history of manic or hypomanic episodes; chronic type lasts 2 or more years; melancholic type is more severe, has vegetative signs, and responds well to somatic therapy.
- (Source - CRISP)
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Chronic insomnia, Chronic fatigue syndrome (3 causes), Depression (629 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Renal failure (115 causes), Cirrhosis of liver (119 causes), Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Cocaine abuse (2 causes), Huntington's disease (2 causes)
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