What causes depression?

We have a lot more to learn about the root causes of depression, but it’s clear that depression has a genetic component. Relatives of a depressed person are at higher risk of developing the disorder. Additionally, depression can be linked to certain life experiences.

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What does depression feel like?

Depression (or Major Depressive Disorder) is characterized by blue, depressed feelings and a loss of interest in activities that used to feel enjoyable.

What is depression?

Depression, clinical depression or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), is a mood disorder characterized by a low mood and a loss of interest in