Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity or apathy that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of well being.

People with a depressed mood can feel sad, angry, anxious, empty, hopeless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problem concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, experience relationship difficulties and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide, insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present.


Adversity in childhood, such as bereavement, neglect, mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and unequal parental treatment of siblings can contribute to depression in adulthood. Childhood physical or sexual abuse in particular significantly correlates with the likelihood of experiencing depression over the life course.

Depressed mood can be the result of a number of infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies, neurological conditions and physiological problems, including hypoandrogenism, Addison disease, Cushing’s syndrome, hypothyroidism, Lyme Disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic disease, stroke diabetes and cancer.

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