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Akash is my friend since childhood. We grew up together and he has always been happy and jolly fellow. But lately he is showing symptoms of depression. What could be the reason? He is 23 years old now and another friend says he might be experiencing major depressive disorder.
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Various factors can contribute to a patient’s depression. These normally vary from coping reactions and behaviors to how they feel. Based on the type of depression the patient has been diagnosed with, they may experience different symptoms including agitation, negative thinking, restlessness, irritability, weight gain or loss, suicidal thoughts, lethargy and exhaustion, and increased sleep. Also, they might be comparing their level of achievement with others or experience family issues.

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