What is Depression?

Typical characteristics of being in a depressive state are poor mood and activity aversion, which can affect behavior, thoughts, emotions, and overall wellbeing. Symptoms include feeling empty, anxious, sad, hopeless, worthless, guilty, irritable, restless, and helpless.

This condition may cause a person to lose interest in once-pleasurable activities, overeat or experience a loss of appetite. In addition, it may also cause difficulty in making decisions or concentrating, and even contemplating or attempting suicide. Other symptoms include fatigue, excessive sleeping, insomnia, aches, pains, and digestive issues.

What Causes Depressive State?

Going into a depressive state may be a normal reaction to traumatic life circumstances, some medical conditions, or medication side effects. It can also be a primary or associated psychiatric syndrome, like clinical depression.


For help with the above conditions, check out this Depression Health Plan.

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