What is Depression?
Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities that a person normally enjoys. It is a serious medical condition that affects a person’s emotional, cognitive, and physical functioning, and can interfere with their ability to carry out daily activities.
The symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but may include:
Depression can be caused by a variety of factors, including biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Some common risk factors for depression include genetics, childhood trauma or abuse, major life changes or stressors, and certain medical conditions or medications.