Depression is defined as a mood changing disorder that can cause an unending feeling of loss of interest and/or unhappiness. Clinical depression or major depressive disorder changes a person’s feeling, thinking, and behavior. It can cause a large variety of psychological and/or physical problems. An individual with depression will most probably experience issues while carrying out routine activities and feel hopeless.
Depression is neither a weakness nor something that a person can easily overcome, particularly if severe. In advanced stages, depression requires lasting medication and/or treatment. While this may seem daunting for some, it should not be discouraging for people suffering from depression since a large percentage of individuals recover with psychological counseling and/or medication or combined therapy. There are a large variety of treatments that may be used to alleviate depression, such as group, individual, and inpatient treatment, depending on the person’s need.