What is depression?
Depression is a condition that makes you feel sad, empty and hopeless for two weeks or longer. It also can make you tired in the day and unable to sleep at night. You might even lose interest in your normal activities with family, school, work and social activities.
What causes depression?
Usually, many different things cause depression. Someone in your family could have it, or the way your brain works might change. Also, something happening in your life could make you feel this way.
How do I take control?
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 34.
- Nearly 50% of all people diagnosed with depression also have anxiety disorder.
- 1 in 7: women experience postpartum depression.
- 1 in 5 people receive treatment for depression.
Depression can change how you function day-to-day with:
- Changes in sleep
- Changes in appetite
- Lack of concentration
- Low self-esteem
Prevalence of Major Depressive Episodes Among U.S. Adults (2017)
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Source: National Institute of Mental Health, nimh.nih.gov