Depression is a disorder with many faces.


Some of the most prominent symptoms of depression are sadness, hopelessness, feelings of worthlessness, guilt, lack of sex drive and loss of meaning in life. Other common signs of depression are sleep disorders, anxiety, irritability and sluggishness of thoughts, reactions and movements.

Depression is different from normal sadness. Depression needs treatment.


What is depression?


Depression is one of the major causes of suicide. This means that it can be a life-threatening condition.


Three out of ten persons experience in their lifetime a depression so severe that it should be treated by a doctor or a psychologist.


There are basically three kinds of depression: Major depressive disorder (MDD), dystymia and depression in the bipolar disorder.


A depression can always be treated with success. This guide presents the latest medical knowledge on depression and on the treatments for depression.


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