About Depression

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities. It affects a person’s thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and overall well-being.

It is important to note that depression is different from occasional feelings of sadness or grief, which are normal reactions to life’s challenges and losses.

Causes of depression may include biological factors, such as genetics, brain chemistry, and hormonal imbalances. Environmental factors, such as trauma, chronic stress, abuse, or a history of significant life changes, can also contribute to the onset of depression.

Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as chronic pain, thyroid disorders, or substance abuse, can increase the risk of developing depression.