Home   Health Tips   Health Concerns    Site Index    Search    Glossary    Contact Us

Visit our Health Index for More Subjects, Conditions and Answers

Are you Depressed? Or is it Despair?

Definition of Despair: Noun the complete loss or absence of hope.
verb lose or be without hope.

Origin: Middle English: the noun via Anglo-Norman French from Old French desespeir ; the verb from Old French desperer, from Latin desperare, from de- ‘down from’ + sperare ‘to hope.’"Down From Hope"

The use of the term despair to describe what a person was feeling has declined over the years, perhaps due to the substituted psychiatric "disease" term called "depression".

But what is depression? Is it a chemical in your brain that is out of order, or is it "despair" which is a feeling you have and is something that you can do something about?  You can always do something about it. 

Find out About Stress, Anxiety and Depression

 


If you would like to receive the McVitamins.com Weekly Newsletter,  Please Sign up by clicking here:  Newsletter Signup

We take privacy and security seriously, read about it here


 

Search this Website 

Home    Health Tips   Health Concerns   Site Index   Glossary

© 2000-2017  McVitamins.com
.  All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of this website in full or in part is prohibited without the express written permission of McVitamins.com

We have used our best judgment in compiling this information. The Food and Drug Administration may not have evaluated the information presented. Any reference to a specific product is for your information only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease