What Is the Difference Between Depression and Clinical Depression?

Question by : What is the difference between depression and clinical depression?
Are they the same thing or is there something that makes them different from each other?

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Answer by antwon

Answer by Lel
Not being a doctor, I’m not 100% sure. But I think it may be that depression is the sadness that the majority of people will feel at some point in their life ie. the deep sadness they feel when a loved one dies, or the loss of a friend, or finishing school and moving away etc. Most people will feel really sad at some point in their life, but they’ll get over it.
I think clinical depression is where medications or therapy are needed, or the depression has lasted for years and the person is unable to pull themselves out of it.

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