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What is depression? Am I really depressed… or perhaps I'm just tired? It is true that it’s not always easy to figure it out. Is it fatigue, job-related burnout or depression?
First off, to be able to say that someone is suffering from major depression, the person must have been experiencing five to nine symptoms related to depression for two weeks.
To help you get a clearer idea, you should ask yourself if your mood is depressed (every day or almost), or if your levels of interest and pleasure have decreased.
Then ask yourself if you have at least four of the following symptoms:
30 to 60% of people affected with HIV may suffer from depression.
Depression is the most common psychiatric condition affecting HIV-positive patients.
It affects well-being and quality of life.
It can lead you to forgetting to take your anti-HIV drugs.
— Dr. Emmanuel Tremblay, Ph.D., neuropsychologist