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Depression is a mental disorder, the main signs of which are: a decrease in mood (hypotomy), a negative, pessimistic assessment of yourself, your position in the surrounding reality, your future.

Along with this, depression is often accompanied by inhibition, a decrease in motivation for activity, dysfunction in the work of many organs and systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, etc.).

Depression increases the manifestation, aggravates the course of any bodily disease and complicates its treatment. Significant difficulties are associated with the problem of depression in psychiatry, narcology.

The concept of "depression" includes a wide range of psychopathological manifestations, differing in biological structure, in terms of severity and duration of disorders.

In the previous classification of depression, they were allocated in the framework of mental illness (manic-depressive psychosis, schizophrenia, psychogeny, etc.).

In accordance with clinical manifestations, the main types of depression were defined: simple (melancholic, anxious, apathic) and complex (depression with delirium).

Among the classical signs of depression can be identified such as a sense of anguish, feelings of guilt, suicidal manifestations, disorders of the daily rhythm (mood swings during the day with the worst possible state of health in the morning and a slight improvement in the afternoon and evening), anxiety, intellectual and motor braking, apathy , dysphoria (gloominess, bitterness, quarrelsomeness, demonstrative behavior and claims to others), anhedonia (loss of sense of pleasure, inability to experience joy, pleasure, accompany ayuscheesya feeling of mental discomfort).

According to the modern classification (ICD-10), variants of the course of depression are of primary importance: the only depressive episode, recurring depression, bipolar disorders (change of depressive and manic phases), cyclothymia, dysthymia. By severity, depression is divided into mild, moderate and severe.

In addition to the above, depression is accompanied by general somatic symptoms: weakness, arthralgia (joint pain), shortness of breath, heart palpitations, weight loss, abdominal pain, insomnia, myalgia (muscle pains), chest pain, decreased appetite, constipation, urination.

Depression is one of the constantly present conditions in mental patients. Depression is observed in patients with oncological pathology, with IHD, endocrinological diseases (diabetes mellitus, thyroid lesions), in surgical practice (pre- and postoperative depression).

There is also a group of seasonal depressions, late depression, reactive (psychogenic) depressions that occur under the adverse effects of psychosocial stress, mental trauma.
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