Depression Photo By Thanasis Bounas
Depression Photo By Thanasis Bounas

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Depression can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and physical health.

Some common symptoms of depression include:

  1. Persistent sadness or feeling “empty”
  2. Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyable
  3. Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
  4. Fatigue or lack of energy
  5. Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  6. Changes in appetite or weight
  7. Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  8. Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  9. Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression can be caused by a combination of factors, including genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. Some risk factors for depression include a family history of depression, trauma or stressful life events, chronic illness, substance abuse, and a history of other mental health conditions.

Treatment for depression can include therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and self-care. It’s important to seek help from a healthcare provider if you are experiencing symptoms of depression, as depression can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

Depression Photo By Thanasis Bounas
Depression Photo By Thanasis Bounas

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