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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share"

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There are three things people tend to confuse: depression, grief and sadness. Grief is explicitly rvaeicte. If you have a loss and you feel incredibly unhappy, and then, six months later, you are still deeply sad, but you're fnninutocig a little better, it's probably grief, and it will probably ultimately rosvlee itself in some measure. If you experience a catastrophic loss, and you feel terrible, and six months later you can barely function at all, then it's probably a depression that was triggered by the catastrophic ccraisntumces. The trajectory tells us a great deal. People think of depression as being just sadness. It's much, much too much sadness, much too much greif at far too sgihlt a cause.

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There are three things people tend to confuse: depression, grief and sadness. Grief is explicitly ________. If you have a loss and you feel incredibly unhappy, and then, six months later, you are still deeply sad, but you're ___________ a little better, it's probably grief, and it will probably ultimately _______ itself in some measure. If you experience a catastrophic loss, and you feel terrible, and six months later you can barely function at all, then it's probably a depression that was triggered by the catastrophic _____________. The trajectory tells us a great deal. People think of depression as being just sadness. It's much, much too much sadness, much too much _____ at far too ______ a cause.

Solution

  1. circumstances
  2. reactive
  3. functioning
  4. slight
  5. resolve
  6. grief

Original Text

There are three things people tend to confuse: depression, grief and sadness. Grief is explicitly reactive. If you have a loss and you feel incredibly unhappy, and then, six months later, you are still deeply sad, but you're functioning a little better, it's probably grief, and it will probably ultimately resolve itself in some measure. If you experience a catastrophic loss, and you feel terrible, and six months later you can barely function at all, then it's probably a depression that was triggered by the catastrophic circumstances. The trajectory tells us a great deal. People think of depression as being just sadness. It's much, much too much sadness, much too much grief at far too slight a cause.

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Important Words

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