If you think you might be depressed, see a healthcare provider. Only someone trained in mental health can tell for sure if you are depressed.
Depression is a disorder that makes you sad, but it is different from normal sadness. This is a mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Depression can make it hard for you to work, study, or do simple daily tasks.
Depressed people feel down most of the time for at least 2 weeks. They also have at least 1 of these 2 symptoms:
Depression can also make you:
Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological and social sources of distress. Increasingly, these factors may cause changes in brain function, including altered brain activity.