What is depression, and why does depression happen? What is a depressive disorder?
Symptoms of depression

Depression is a mental illness with a common but varied set of symptoms. Every person suffering from depression is affected in a unique way, and the effects can often change over time. Generally, you feel sad and miserable for most of the time and your mood is persistently very low.

Depression is more than just sadness

Some people use depression as a label to refer to any kind of ongoing sadness. This doesn't...