Questions about the Video File:
- What is so confusing about depression?
- Discuss some of the most important symptoms of depression.
- How are ordinary depression and clinical depression different from each other?
- What are the two physical manifestations of depression?
- Discuss some of the treatments for depression.
Please answer the following question:
- If you are diagnosed with depression, how would you try to deal with it?
- How can you tell if you are depressed?
- What can you do to reduce the risk of developing clinical depression?
- How do you treat a depressed person if he/she is really close to you (spouse, family member, intimate friend, etc.)?
- What could happen if you do not do anything about your depression?
- What is the major cause of depression nowadays?
Idioms, Proverbs and Expressions:
- Down in the mouth: Unhappy and depressed
- What’s wrong? You look down in the mouth!
- Feel blue: Feel hopeless and sad
- Cloudy weather makes me feel blue.
- Down in the dumps: Feeling miserable and unhappy
- For quite a long time after getting a divorce, Julian was feeling down in the dumps.
- Have a face like a wet weekend: Feel very sad and miserable
- Having failed to pass the entrance exam, Robert was having a face like a wet weekend for nearly a month.
- Your heart sinks: You feel down and unhappy
- The poor patient’s heart actually sank when he realized that his surgical operation was a failure.
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