5 Signs You Have Chronic Depression

5 Signs You Have Chronic Depression

When most of us think of depression, we often think of major depressive disorder (MDD), where depression symptoms occur in episodes ranging from weeks to months. However, did you know that depression can persist for longer periods of time, where symptoms last over the course of two or more years without any relief at all? Chronic depression is also known as persistent depressive disorder or PDD, and is defined by a continuous depressed mood that occurs for at least two years. In today’s video, we will address the signs and symptoms of chronic depression.

DISCLAIMER: This video is for educational purposes only and is not meant to be used for diagnostic purposes. If you believe that you may be suffering from persistent depressive disorder, we encourage you to seek help from mental health professionals

We also made a video on the signs you’re depressed, not lazy: https://youtu.be/q8HRGiUeZwc

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