Chronic depression

It is very important to detect a first episode of depression early because the treatment can then quickly reduce the symptoms. Depression treated late can lead to complications (1).
  • Depression is characterized by an association of variable symptoms from one to another (1).
  • These symptoms, that can be severe, are present almost every day for at least two weeks. They are a source of distress and have a professional, social and family impact. This is called a characterized depressive episode and not a simple “depression” or transient depressive reaction (1).
  • Depression can affect the body and be responsible for multiple pains, sexual disturbances, a slowdown in activity or, on the contrary, agitation (1).

(1) AMELI : Dépression (troubles dépressifs) (consulté le 01/08/2018)