Depression, major

  • Mood disorder that affects a person’s behavior lasting longer than two weeks
  • Results in disruption of activities of daily living and/or social activities
  • Symptoms may include disturbed sleep, diminished emotional reaction to circumstances and suicidal thinking
  • Cause unknown but may involve genetics, brain chemistry, hormones or personal and mental factors
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age to elderly adults
  • May be mild to severe
  • May become life threatening when associated with suicidal thinking

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Keep track of your warning signs
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs
  • Connect with other people by joining a support group

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