Depression Introduction

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Depression Introduction

DepressionDepression is extremely common disease. Unfortunately, up to 2/3 of people with depression are not aware that they have the disease. Consequently, many people with depression do not seek professional help for this treatable illness.

 

What Is Depression?

Depression is actually classified into several difference disorders, including major depressive disorder (MDD), melancholic or catatonic depression, atypical depression, psychotic features, bipolar depression, single or recurrent episode, dysthymia, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Each classification has its own criteria for diagnosis.

Please speak with your primary care provider for more information or if you are concerned you may have depression.

What Causes Depression?

The cause of depression is not exactly known. It is thought that, like most other disorders, it is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. For now, if you have a family history of depression you may be at increased risk of having or developing it yourself in the future.

Please speak with your primary care provider for more information or if you are concerned you may have depression.

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