Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a common and serious mental illness that negatively affects how you feel, your way of thinking and how you act.
Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or often a loss of interest in activities the person once enjoyed.
It can lead to a number of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function in everyday life – at work and at home.
If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, the first step is to see your physician or psychiatrist. Talk about your concerns and request a thorough evaluation, so you can start addressing your mental health needs