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Depression or depress(ed) may refer to:



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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Depression can refer to either a sad mood or a medical condition in which persistent sadness or misery has a major impact on one's ability to function.


  • … the best thing for being sad… is to learn something.
    • Merlin to Arthur in, The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
  • People here [in Congress] often think of depression as being sad; no matter what I tell other legislators, they don't know. They don't understand how it is emptiness, how it is a vast nothing.
  • Living with depression is like trying to keep your balance while you dance with a goat -- it is perfectly sane to prefer a partner with a better sense of balance.
    • Andrew Solomon, in The Noonday Demon
  • That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.
    • Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), American author. Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, September 13, 1929. Selected Letters, edited by Carlos Baker (1981)
  • In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant.... My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known—no wonder, then, that I return the love.
    • Soren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Danish existentialist philosopher. “Diapsalmata,” Vol. 1, Either/Or (1843, trans. 1987).
  • The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.
    • Leonard Cohen (b. 1934), Canadian musician, poet, novelist. International Herald Tribune, 4th November 1988
  • Depression is melancholy minus its charms—the animation, the fits.
    • Susan Sontag (1933–2004), American philosopher and essayist. Illness as Metaphor, ch. 7 (1978)


  • If you feel sad just feel your heart beat.
    • Swami Raj

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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also depression, and dépression


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Depression f. (genitive Depression, plural Depressionen)

  1. (economics or psychology) depression

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Depression can mean different things.

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