Learn About Depression
Depression is a common mood disorder that presents in a variety of forms
From major depressive disorder to postpartum depression, depression affects people of all ages all around the world. Symptoms may include loss of focus, weight changes, energy loss, irritability, feelings of worthlessness, and sleep disturbances. A depressive episode can be triggered by genetics, trauma, life changes, medical conditions, and more. It does not have a single cause and usually results from a combination of different factors. Treatment typically involves a combination of counseling and medication.
Click on the links below for additional information regarding depression.
- There’s a Startling Increase in Major Depression Among Teens in the U.S.
- Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?
- NY Times
- Depression’s Evolutionary Roots
- Scientific America
- Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression
- A College Student’s Guide to Depression and Anxiety
- Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
- The Atlantic
- How Teens Today Are Different from Past Generations
- Greater Good Science Center
- The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders
- Psychology Today
- Why Giving Is A Key to Happiness
- Health Central
- Video: Kyle’s Story #iAM1N5
- Video: Jacqui’s Story #iAM1N5
- Video–Depression: Talking About Mental Health
- Video: In Our Own Words: Coping with Mental Illness
- National Institute of Mental Health: Depression
- National Institute of Mental Health: Depression in the Media
- Help Guide: Depression
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Understand the Facts
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Depression in Children and Teens