Major Depressive Disorder
Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer
February 19, 2019
Major depressive disorder is characterized by a low mood and a loss of interest in activities and relationships, for a minimum of two weeks.

Latest Awareness Content

Postpartum Depression

Why Do Mothers Get Depressed After Giving Birth?

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder affecting women after childbirth. It causes symptoms of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion.
by Lana Barhum on April 18, 2018
introverts and depression

Is Depression More Common in Introverts?

Depending on their personality traits, many people are susceptible to depression. So is it possible there is a link between introverts and depression?
by Eric Patterson on April 4, 2018
postpartum depression in men

Can Men Get Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression in men is quite common and it affects up to 25% of new fathers and can occur anytime during the first year after a child is born.
by Lana Barhum on March 20, 2018
Depression Triggers

7 Common Things That Can Trigger Depression

There are a lot of things we do when we are depressed that we know are not good for us. Here are some depression triggers to avoid at all costs.
by Lana Barhum on February 27, 2018

8 Ways to Help a Friend With Depression

Do you know of someone who is going through depression? Kristen provides eight tips to which will help your friend with depression.
by Kristen Schou on February 23, 2018
Depressive Episode

Why You Just Can’t Shake Off Depression

Depressive episodes come and go for some people, while others may experience longer episodes and can't just simply "shake it off."
by Lana Barhum on February 20, 2018
Video Depression in the Elderly video

Understanding Depression in the Elderly

Elodie is going to be talking about a quite overlooked demographic, the elderly, and how depression affects the elderly also.
by Elodie Edjang on February 9, 2018
Video Bullying and Depression video

The Connection Between Depression and Bullying

Bullying and depression are often related to one another. Depression is known to affect both bullies and their victims, and victims of online bullying.
by Elodie Edjang on February 9, 2018
Depression Hurts

Why Does Depression Hurt Physically?

Most people think depression only affects the mind, but depression hurts physically too. What causes depression to hurt and where does it show?
by Lana Barhum on January 30, 2018
depression quiz

Using Online Depression Quizzes With Caution

Using an online depression quiz may be beneficial towards finding a treatment that works for you. However, online quizzes should be used with caution.
by Lana Barhum on January 17, 2018