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Depression

Depression

Young man talking to a doctor about types and symptoms of depression.

Understand the symptoms of depression

There’s a difference between normal bouts of sadness and depression. This serious health condition is caused by physical changes in the brain. It is not a result of personal weakness or character defect. That’s why it’s important to recognize the symptoms of depression and seek help.

Are you or a loved one in crisis?

Are you or a loved one in crisis?

If you think you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Call or text 988 (TTY 711) or visit the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for 24-hour, toll-free, confidential support for you or your loved ones.

If you think you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Call or text 988 (TTY 711) or visit the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for 24-hour, toll-free, confidential support for you or your loved ones.

Different types of depression and depression treatment options

Read about some types of depression and get information about treatment options. 

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    Different types of depression


    Different types of depression include major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, peripartum depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

  • A women talking to a man for guidance on her type of depression.

    Treatment for depression


    Depression is a treatable condition and effective interventions typically include psychotherapy (talk therapy), medication or a combination of these approaches.

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Matthew’s story

Matthew’s story

See how he changed his life by recognizing his symptoms and getting treatment.

See how he changed his life by recognizing his symptoms and getting treatment.

How to help someone with depression

If someone you love may be struggling with depression, here are some tips for how you might start a conversation and encourage them to get help.

  • Do


    • Express empathy
    • Offer to listen or spend time with them 
    • Let them know their experiences and feelings are valid
    • Help them with tasks that depression can make difficult 
  • Don’t


    • Tell them to “Cheer up” or “Think Positive.”
    • Express shock
    • Belittle 
    • Blame 
    • Shame