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 activities. The symptoms of depression can be mental, physical and social and cause difficulties in important areas of life, such as work, school, daily chores or relationships.

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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

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.