For patients who complain of anxiety or panic attacks, psychiatrists often prescribe anti-depressants. Patients will often argue that they’re not depressed, meaning that they are not feeling sad. In normal use, depression does mean feeling sad. People feel sad for a period of time after a loss or minor disappointment. When the loss is severe, like a death in the family, the feeling lasts longer, and is called grief. People who are depressed for much of their lives because of low self-esteem or from viewing themselves as failing or unappealing, can be suffering from neurotic depression. This condition responds to psychotherapy, but not to drugs.
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