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Depression may refer to:

Mental health

  • Depression (mood), a state of low mood and aversion to activity

  • Mood disorders characterized by depression are commonly referred to as simply depression, including: Dysthymia Major depressive disorder


  • Depression (kinesiology), an anatomical term of motion, refers to downward movement, the opposite of elevation

  • Depression (physiology), a reduction in a biological variable or the function of an organ

  • Central nervous system depression, physiological depression[2] of the central nervous system that can result in loss of consciousness

Earth science

  • Depression (geology), a landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area

  • Depression (weather), an area of low atmospheric pressure characterized by rain and unstable weather


  • Depression (economics), a sustained, long-term downturn in economic activity in one or more economies Great Depression, a severe economic depression during the 1930s, commonly referred to as simply the depression Long Depression, an economic depression during 1873–96, known at the time as the Great Depression


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