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Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by a depressed mood or loss of interest in activities. Factors such as biological, psychological, and social sources of distress may cause changes in brain function.
Behavioral and physical symptoms include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.
Treatment is therapy and antidepressant medication.
Depression: Symptoms, Types & Treatments
Made of Millions
What Is Depression? Depression Definition
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Major Depressive Disorder with a Seasonal Pattern
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