Everyone occasionally feels sad or blue. These feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days, and may be directly related to external situations that are troubling you. With Depression, it can interfere with daily life and cause pain for both you and those who care about you. It is often not tied to specific situations or triggers, which makes it even more frustrating for you and your support network. Depression is a common but serious illness, as it may impact sleep and eating patterns, motivation, emotions, and come with thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
Depression, even the most severe cases, can be effectively treated. The earlier that treatment can begin in the course of Depression, the more effective it is.
Symptoms of depression can include: