Mental health disorders


(Major depression)

  • Also known as
  • Clinicial depression
  • Major depressive disorder
  • MDD

About Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.

Symptoms of Depression
  • Sadness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Energy loss
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

All Medications for Depression

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Depression

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • don't try to live in the past, it'll kill you

  • Be patient, it may take some time to get relief

  • Keep your mind focused on the how to get better for the future

What’s your best coping strategy?
  • Take it slow

  • Know you will have good and bad days it's ok

  • Meditation helps me calm the mind and think with ration

Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Sleeping and exercising!

  • Intellectual stimulation (e.g. reading)

  • Caffeine