Depression is a mood disorder that causes a chronic state of melancholy and loss of interest. It is also called "major depressive disorder" or "clinical depression".
Depression affects the way you feel, think, and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal daily activities, and sometimes you may feel like life is not worth living.

Unfortunately, there is a big stigma surrounding depression. Depression is not a weakness or a character flaw. It is not just a bad mood, and people who are depressed cannot simply snap out of it. Depression is a common, serious, but treatable condition. If you are depressed, you are not alone. It affects people of all ages, races, and biological genders, regardless of income or education. Approximately one in six people will experience a major depressive episode at some point in their lives, and up to 16 million adults suffer from clinical depression each year. Many types of symptoms may be a manifestation of depression.

Exactly what causes depression is unknown. As is the case with numerous mental disorders, the following may contribute to the condition:
  • Biological variations. Brains of depressed individuals appear to undergo physical alterations. Although the exact nature of these alterations remains unknown, they may ultimately aid in identifying their causes.
  • Chemical balance of the brain. Hypothetically, neurotransmitters, which are brain substances that occur naturally, contribute to depression. Alterations in the function and impact of these neurotransmitters, as well as their interactions with neurocircuits implicated in the regulation of mood stability, may have a substantial bearing on the treatment of depression, according to recent studies.
  • Hormones. Hormonal imbalances within the body may potentially contribute to the development or initiation of depression. Hormonal fluctuations may occur during pregnancy, the weeks or months following childbirth (postpartum), due to thyroid issues, menopause, or various other physiological processes.
  • Inherited traits. Depression is more prevalent among individuals with depressive relatives by blood. Scholars endeavor to identify markers that might play a role in the development of depression.
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