Everyone gets sad sometimes. But major depression is a medical condition, and goes far beyond just feeling blue. And, like any other medical condition, it requires medical treatment.
Depression is a medical disorder, like diabetes. The types of medication used to treat depression are called antidepressants.
For people with depression, a healthy environment of family support is vital to their recovery.
There is no simple answer to what causes depression. Researchers believe it’s a combination of genetic and environmental factors…