Depression is a mood disorder—not a “bad mood”— that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living. More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn’t a weakness and you can’t simply “snap out” of it.
While individual symptoms and causes of depression differ, taking proactive steps and making positive lifestyle changes can help. If you’ve made positive lifestyle changes and you find your depression worsening, it may be time to seek professional depression treatment.
Looking for depression help?
Learn about depression treatments available at Psychiatric Care Center in Redding.