Acupuncture for Depression Q&A 1: What is depression?

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Q: What is depression?

A: Depression is a common mental disorder that presents with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or poor appetite, low energy, and poor concentration, etc. These problems can become chronic or recurrent and lead to substantial impairments in an individual’s ability to take care of his or her everyday responsibilities, in the worst depression can lead to suicide.

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