Many people, and sometimes their families, feel embarrassed or ashamed about having depression. Don't let these feelings stand in the way of getting treatment. Remember that depression is a common illness. Depression affects the young and old, men and women, all ethnic groups, and all professions Depression is a disease. It's not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw. When ..you have depression, chemicals in your brain The two most common symptoms of depression are:
Feeling sad or hopeless nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.
Losing interest in or not getting pleasure from most daily activities nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.You also may:
Lose or gain weight. You also may feel like eating more or less than usual almost every day.
Sleep too much or not enough almost every day.Depression can be treated in various ways. Counseling, psychotherapy, and/or antidepressant medicines are all used. Lifestyle changes, such as getting more exercise, also may help. Your doctor or mental health professional will help you find the best treatment