By Patrick

What is it?

A strong mood involving sadness that lasts weeks, months, or even longer

Signs or symptoms

  • Negative thinking
  • Low energy and motivation
  • Concentration loss
  • Social withdrawing

How does it affect someone

Drains the energy, motivation, and concentration that a person needs for normal activities

How is it diagnosed

Doctors look for

  • Negative thinking
  • Low energy and motivation
  • Social withdrawal

How is it treated

  • Get a medical checkup
  • Talk to a counselor
  • Take medication
  • Daily exercise
  • exposure to daylight
  • Better ways of eating

Interesting facts

Depression is usually mistaken for feeling sad, down, or discouraged which are natural human reactions