Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. We all go through spells of feeling down, but when you're depressed, you feel persistently sad for weeks or months rather than just a few days.
Some people still think that depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong. Depression is a real illness with real symptoms, and it's not a sign of weaknesses or something you can snap out of by pulling yourself together.
The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people can make a full recovery from depression.
Depression affects people in many different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms which may range from losing feelings of sadness and hopelessness to losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and feeling very tearful or anxious.
There can be physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive and complaining of various aches and pains.
It's important to get medical help if you suspect that you may be depressed. Sometimes there is a trigger for depression. Life changing events, such as bereavement, loosing your job or even having a baby can bring it on.
People with family history of depression are also more likely to experience depression themselves.
Treatment for depression should include either medication or counseling therapy, but most often a combination of the two, the kind of treatment that your doctor recommends will be based on the type of depression you have.
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