Feeling blue most of the day, nearly every day, and losing interest in activities are the hallmarks of depression. When going through depression, the symptoms don’t disappear like you would expect them too if you were just experiencing ordinary sadness or fatigue. There are several depressive symptoms and criteria to consider before receiving a diagnosis and you need the help from a physician or clinical psychologist to make sure all of the criteria for depression are met.
If you have experienced at least five depressive symptoms for at least two weeks, you may be diagnosed with depression.
Read more about depression and take an online depression test here: Am I depressed?
To find out if you have a diagnosis, reach out to one of our partner clinics:
We have a lot more to learn about the root causes of depression, but it’s clear that depression has a genetic component. Relatives