Depression is a serious illness which can affect anybody.
Health professionals may use a variety of terms including depression, depressive illness or clinical depression to refer to something very different from the common experience of feeling miserable or fed up for a short period of time.
In depression you may have feelings of extreme sadness that can last for a long time. These feelings are severe enough to interfere with your daily life, and can last for weeks or months rather than days.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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The fact that an intervention is listed in this glossary does not necessarily mean that we agree with its use. Nor does it necessarily mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.