What is depression?
Depression is a mental health disorder that affects how you feel, think, and act. It is a condition that can cause persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in things you used to enjoy. Depression can impact your daily life and relationships, but it is treatable with the right help and support.
What causes depression?
Depression can be caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, life events, and medical conditions. Sometimes, there may be no clear cause. It’s important to remember that depression is not a sign of weakness and that help is available.
What are the treatment options for depression?
Treatment options for depression include depression counseling, therapy, medication. Therapy can include cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Medications commonly used to treat depression include antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics.