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Posted on Fri, 6 Jan 2017
Question: How do you know that when you are depressed and when you are not?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can know by symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

You can know your disorder by your symptoms. If your symptoms such as depressed mood, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, disturbance in sleep, disturbance in appetite, sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, psychomotor agitation or retardation, loss of self esteem, decreased attention and concentration. If you have five or more symptoms it is inficative of depression.

In case you fo not have more than two symptoms it indicates you do not have depression.

I hope this answers you.
If you have more questions feel free to write back to me.
Thanks and regards.
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Brief Answer: You can know by symptoms Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. You can know your disorder by your symptoms. If your symptoms such as depressed mood, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, disturbance in sleep, disturbance in appetite, sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, psychomotor agitation or retardation, loss of self esteem, decreased attention and concentration. If you have five or more symptoms it is inficative of depression. In case you fo not have more than two symptoms it indicates you do not have depression. I hope this answers you. If you have more questions feel free to write back to me. Thanks and regards.