depression collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈpreʃ(ə)n/

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the feeling or medical condition of being extremely unhappy

Adjectives frequently used with depression
when depression is an illness: clinicalThe diagnosis of clinical depression is not always straightforward.serious/not serious: deep, mild, moderate, severeHe was diagnosed with severe depression and was off work until July.lasting a long time or returning often: chronicThese feelings of inadequacy can lead to chronic depression.
Verbs frequently used with depression
experience depression: develop, experience, fall into, plunge into, sink into, suffer, suffer fromI feel better than I have felt for years after suffering depression and fatigue.cause depression: cause, triggerNo one is sure how depression is caused.treat or cure depression: cure, diagnose, treatMy depression was not diagnosed until I was 35 and had a breakdown.make depression less bad: alleviate, combat, lift, relieveIf the depression is lifted, the pain often becomes less.recover from depression: beat informal, get over informal, overcome, recover fromThe majority of people will overcome their depression completely.
Nouns + of frequently used before depression
a time when someone has depression: bout, episode, periodShe’s had minor medical problems and one bout of depression.when depression starts: onsetShe traced the onset of the depression back to the early deaths of both her parents.
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