Depression is a mood disorder that creates a constant feeling of unhappiness and loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed. Depression influences your emotions, thoughts, and actions. It can also lead to an array of emotional and physical complications. You may have difficulty doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may construct you feel as if life isn’t worth living.
When a person is clinically depressed, it is more than simply feeling "blue", or feeling "down" or even those temporary feelings of sadness that all humans experience at different times in their lives. Depression is a more serious condition, one which affects an individual's body AND mind. Depression effects every aspect of day-to-day life whether it is appetite, sleep, work, maintaining relationships, or even how an individual thinks about himself/herself. Those who are diagnosed as being "clinically depressed" are not able to "snap out of it" or start to feel better on their own. If depression is not properly and promptly treated, the person's symptoms can continue for very long periods of time - even years. They can worsen as time goes on and cause many related problem.
There isn’t one cause that pinpoints where depression comes from or how it starts. Various mental disorders have a variety of influential factors, some of these factors can include;
There are a wide variety of ways depression can be treated such as medications and psychological counseling. To determine what’s best for you or a loved one, a primary care doctor or psychiatrist will be able to prescribe medications to help reduce and relieve depressive symptoms. Here are some medications that are used to treat depression: