Washington Post

But an important difference exists between having depressive symptoms — such as sadness, fatigue and loss of motivation — and a full-blown major depressive episode that can affect your ability to function at work and home for weeks or months. The amount and duration of the symptoms, as well as the degree to which they impair one’s life all play a role in diagnosing clinical depression. ADAA member Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD pens this Washington Post article featuring fellow ADAA member Judith Beck, PhD.