Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities that one typically enjoys. It can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life, including work, school, and relationships.
Treatment options for depression may include therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other forms of talk therapy can help a person identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. Antidepressant medications can also be effective in treating depression.
It is important to seek help if experiencing symptoms of depression and to talk to a mental health professional about treatment options.