Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects how one eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. The main types of depression are major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disease (also called manic-depressive disease).
Many people do not recognize the symptoms and warning signs of depression and depressive disorders in children and adults. Take this quiz to the facts about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and medical treatments for this very common mental health condition.
Depression Symptoms, Types, Tests & Treatment Slideshow
What is depression? Watch this slideshow for information on symptoms, tests, and treatments for many types of depression including major, chronic, teen, and postpartum depression.