What Is Depression?
Depression is a mental health condition caused by changes in the brain chemistry that affect the transmission of the chemicals and neurotransmitters used in emotional responses. There are different forms of it including: Major Depressive Disorder, Minor Depressive Disorder, Melancholia). It is characterized by feelings of extreme sadness, hopelessness, and apathy.
There are a variety of factors that can influence a person’s likelihood of developing depression such as difficult circumstances, genetics, stress, changes in hormone levels, medical conditions, and grief. Many individuals can struggle with undiagnosed major depressive disorder for years, however, with effective care, many patients are able to achieve good mental and physical health and wellbeing.