Symptom: Depressive symptoms
Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
Introduction: Although depressive symptoms can obviously be caused by depressive disorders such as depression, there are many other possible reasons that may lead to feelings of being down, sad or "depressed". Just because you feel "depressed", doesn't mean you have the medical condition of depression. Normal emotional reactions to grief, relationship problems, stress, and other non-disease issues may be the cause of negative feelings. Sometimes you can be down because of the effects of other symptoms like fatigue, tiredness, sleepiness, rather than actually any depressive symptoms, and you need to research these other symptoms as the real issue. Various physical (non-mental) conditions can cause depressive-like symptoms, or alternatively cause some of the other related symptoms (e.g. fatigue, tiredness). And the difficulty of coping with any type of chronic illness can bring you down. On the other hand, true depression and other depressive disorders are serious mental illnesses, and need to be considered seriously. Seek prompt professional medical or psychological advice for any depressive symptoms.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Depressive symptoms:
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Symptoms related to Depressive symptoms: fatigue (232), weakness (227), tiredness (73), sleepiness (51), anxiety (53), fear (21)
Depressive symptoms type of: Common symptoms (662), Society problems (157)
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Possible causes of symptom: Depressive symptoms: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Depressive symptoms as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Some possible simple non-psychological disorder reasons for depressive or down symptoms include:
- Other symptoms that might be mistakenly called "depression" include:
- Depressive disorders
- Physical conditions - There are numerous physical disorders that may lead to "down" or depressive-like symptoms.
Conditions listing symptoms: Depressive symptoms: The following list of conditions have 'Depressive symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Depressive symptoms: The following list of conditions have 'Depressive symptoms' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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