Answer by Doug Girard:
According to the DSM-IV-TR, in order to be diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, you must have at least one of the following two symptoms:
- Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, as indicated either by subjective report (e.g., feels sad or empty) or observation made by others (e.g., appears tearful).
- Anhedonia: Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day (as indicated either by subjective account or observation made by others)
There are other criteria that must also be met (e.g., additional symptoms, time frame, change from previous functioning, causes distress or impairment), but this is beyond the scope of what you are asking.
With regards to your question, sadness falls under the category of depressed mood, as above. So sadness is not a necessary symptom of clinical depression as long as anhedonia is present.
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Answer by Pankaj Kadwadkar:
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Why are people living in California called Californians but people living in New York called New Yorkers?
Answer by Garrick Saito:
This is only a theory, but I think there is a loose correlation between the last letter of the state name and the suffix that is added.
Ends With A Vowel
California ends in the vowel ‘a’. We say, Californian.
Ten other states also follow this convention.
Another ten states, whose name ends with the letter ‘a’ seem to favor something similar, but slightly different, ending it with an “an,” instead of an “ian” suffix.
All of the states that end with an ‘i’ follow the ‘ian’ suffix.
All of the states that end with ‘o’ follow the ‘an’ suffix.
Ends With A Consonant
Here is where the loose correlation ends. There are five states that use the ‘er’ suffix, as in New Yorker. New York is the only state that ends with ‘k’. Doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason justifying a ‘er’ suffix.
The rest of the consonant ending states seem to be a mixed bag, with the exception of those ending with ‘s’. They all use the ‘an’ suffix.
Answer by Kaushik Chakraborty:
Having a crush is the most normal thing possible. You would probably worry me,if you didn’t. Think of all the crushes that you have had since you were a child,did it make you feel guilty?What difference does it make if you do it now?Unless you act upon your feelings.Then it becomes really wrong.
The truth is no matter what we say or believe,we do not have control over the multitude of thoughts that get generated in our mind.If we did,we would never be sad,never be upset,never be angry.You and I would have attained nirvana.But we haven’t.So there is no reason for you to feel guilty.
I think that having crushes is a healthy thing,psychologically speaking. When you have a crush on someone you probably transfer a lot of your impractical expectations on those crushes instead of burdening your girlfriend.So go ahead,my friend,have many crushes,but love only The One.
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