Depression is a genuine mental health disorder
What is depression?
Depression is a mood disorder characterised by low mood and a wide range of other possible symptoms, which will vary from person to person. An illness that can develop quickly or gradually, and be brought on by life events and/or changes in body chemistry.
WHO DOES IT AFFECT?
IT ISN'T JUST MENTAL
Diagnosis & Treatment
Although very common, depression is often ignored or misdiagnosed and left untreated. Such inattention can be life-threatening; major depression, in particular has a high suicide rate.
Depression at first is most always treated with SSRI's (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) the group includes drugs such as Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapri, Zoloft and Brintelilix. Medication can take up to 2-6 weeks to see any effects.