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Everyone has days and times when they feel low, tired and unmotivated; this is usually due to events and circumstances in life and these feelings pass eventually. If these feelings persist and start to negatively impact your life, you may have depression.
At its most severe, this may mean that:
Depression is usually diagnosed according to its severity, so you may be told that yours is mild, moderate or severe. Where applicable, you may also be told that you have a specific form of depression, for example: