By Jessica C

What is Depression?

Depression is a strong mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or even longer

Signs or Symptoms of Depression.

A person with depression might,

-Stay home more that usual/social withdrawal

-Have failing grades/hard time concentrating

-Difficulty falling asleep

-Gaining weight

-Negative thinking

How does Depression Affect Someone?

It affects mood, and drains a persons energy, motivation, and concentration. It interferes with the ability to notice or enjoy good things in life.

What are Other Names of Depression?

There are no other names for depression. :P

How is Depression Diagnosed?

A therapist can evaluate and diagnose depression and create a plan to treat it.

How is Depression Treated?

Friends or others need to step in if someone seems depressed. Also the person with depression should get a medical checkup and start talking to a counselor.

Interesting Note or Fact about Depression.

There is no single cause for depression and if it is not treated, it could stay bad or get worse.