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char·ac·ter·i·za·tion

(kar'ak-ter-i-zā'shŭn),
The discernment, description, or attribution of distinguishing traits.

characterization

Vox populi The delineation of a thing's features. See Activated characterization, Risk characterization, Secondary sex characterization.

Patient discussion about characterization

Q. What kind of depression is characterized by waves? It's not a constant depression, like if you can be happy but then you feel the depression creeping up on you, like a wave, lasts for a few to several days/weeks? Is there even a name for it?

A. Depression doesn't have to be a constant 24/7 nightmare. You can smile and laugh all day but by the evening be miserable. Its still depression. There are however different labels with depression. There is acute depression (lasting less than two weeks) there is Major Depression (lasting more than two weeks) and there is chronic (lasting a LONG time). People all have different levels of severity and different expressions of it. Some people stop eating and can't leave their bed, others have a smile on there face and seem fine at work, all while they are being torn apart on the inside. As far as diagnosis and treatment goes: if depression is disturbing your life, if you have been experiencing symptoms including loss of interest everyday (not necessarily ALL day) for more than two weeks, you are depressed and deserve treatment.

(Bipolar is actually a very different thing and treated very differently than depression.)

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Best Animated Feature - Effects Animation: Jason Wen - Character Animation: Claire Billett - Character Design in an Animated Feature: Nick Park - Directing in an Animated Feature Production: Nick Park & Steve Box - Music in an Animated Feature Production: Julian Nott - Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: Phil Lewis - Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production: Bob Persichetti - Voice Acting in an Animated Feature: Peter Sallis (as Wallace) - Writing in an Animated Feature Production: Steve Box, Nick Park, Bob Baker & Mark Burton
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