Feel like you have depression? Read this for help.

What is Depression?

Depression is a very serious medical illness. Most people with depression don't even know that they have it. It is normal to feel sad for a couple of days but when does it start to turn into depression? You can tell if its depression if you stop acting like your normal self or start losing interest in things that used to make you happy.

Types of Depression

Depression comes in many forms such as:

Major: It makes it very hard to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy things that made you happy.

Chronic: a long-term depressed mood.

Atypical: pervasive sadness and a pattern of loss of appetite and difficulty fall or staying asleep.

Bipolar: a complex mood disorder that alternates between periods of clinical depression and times of extreme elation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are signs and symptoms? depressed mood most of the day, changes in appetite, changes in sleeping patterns, restlessness or irritability, feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, or hopelessness, or thoughts of death or attempts at suicide.

How is it diagnosed? Go and see a doctor or talk to someone.

How can it be treated? You can take antidepressants or you can do psychotherapy.

Depression treatment takes time, patience, and you have to be strong.

If you want to treat your depression, you have to be prepared to put a lot of time in.