Most people feel depressed at some time or another. It is a normal human reaction to common life struggles, feelings of loss, and low self-esteem. But when intense feelings of sadness and hopelessness last for weeks or months at a time and they prevent you from living a healthy and productive lifestyle, then it may be something more than you think. These signs could indicate major depression, which requires comprehensive depression treatment.
Major depression is a mood disorder that causes consistent feelings of sadness and the loss of interest in day to day activities. This is sometimes caused by stressful life events and other times, by a chemical imbalance in the brain. It can cause major disruptions in a person’s job and family life. This condition is not something that anyone can just “snap out of” or push their way through.