By: Mike C

What is it?

A strong mood involving sadness, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or longer


  • Sleeping for long periods of time
  • Withdrawing from social activity

How it effects somebody

  • Negative thinking
  • Negative feelings and mood
  • Concentration difficulty

How is it diagnosed

  • Negative feelings and mood
  • social withdrawing
  • Low energy and motivation

How it's treated

  • Gets better with right attention
  • Talk to councelor
  • Get support
  • Get medical help


Depression is different than regular sadness because it lasts longer and affects more than just a persons mood