Depression can be described as a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person‘s thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-being. Individuals may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable; experience loss of appetite or overeat, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions; and may contemplate or even attempt suicide.
Most people feel miserable now and then, often when something upsetting or stressful is happening such as a relationship break-up, or losing a job, conflict in a relationship. Feeling down in response to difficult situations is pretty normal, and usually the feelings fade over time and you get on with life. If feelings stay around and increase in intensity over a period of time and become intense and persistent, this could be depression.
Depression can also be triggered by a difficult situation in your life, or it can build up over many years. Sometimes there’s no obvious reason.
Depression can be treated with one method or best, a combination of methods: