Depression is a state of low mood and hate to activities that can affect a person 's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being (“Depression”). People with a depressed mood can feel sad, nervous, unfilled, miserable, abandoned, insignificant, embarrassed, irritable, humiliated or restless. They can possibly lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable to them, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Depression is a very common but serious illness. Having depression can interfere with one’s daily life and causes physical, mental, and emotional pain for both that person and their loved ones.…show more content… Psychotic depression occurs when a person has severe depression plus some form of psychosis, such as delusions or hallucination. Postpartum depression is what many women experience after pregnancy. Seasonal affective disorder is when one is depressed during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight; however, the depression generally lifts during spring and summer.
Other than the mood disorders, some people can be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder which are often side effects of intense depressive mood. Adjustment disorder with depressed mood is a psychological disturbance to an event or stressor, which results in emotional or behavioral changes but do not meet the criteria for a major depressive episode.
Depressed mood may not require any professional treatment, and may be a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of some medical conditions, or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments that treat depression.
Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depressive illnesses are disorders of the brain. Brain-imaging technologies, have shown that the brains of people who have depression look different than those of people without depression. The parts of the brain involved in mood, thinking, sleep, appetite, and