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different levels of depression

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mickeymoo

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I always thought that depression was just depression but apparantly there are lots of different levels.

Whats the difference between mild moderate and severe and major and clinical etc?
 
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im not def sure, i think clinical is when you have suffered it for so many weeks at a certain level (moderate)

this is how it was for me

mild - a bit stuck in a rut, not enjoying things as much, feelin a bit low

moderate - maybe signed off work, feel low most of the time, loss of appetite or eating lots, no libido, the feeling of wanting to escape., drinking to much, drugs, anxiety

severe- suicidal thoughts, wanting to not be here, loss of emotion or feeling v depressed. not looking after myself.

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mickeymoo

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How confusing! That would put me in mixed catagories. Is that possible?
 
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Not sure really. Thought my file said clinical and major (if that makes sense) at my drs.

When I spoke to the cpn she said she didn't think my depression was too bad because I don't constantly think about suicide. I just feel completely empty. Not particularly down but like I'll never feel anything whether something gd or bad happens, just empty.
 
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Forgot to add I just think about death not suicide. Does it make a difference I'm catholic>
 
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