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.

Read more about depression here: Am I depressed?

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How common is depression?

Around 5-8 % of people are currently suffering from depression worldwide. It’s most common in people aged 18-29.  Depression is twice as common