Depression is a common, but serious mood disorder affecting many in the U.S. Depression can affect how you feel, think and how you go about your day. It can affect things such as eating, sleeping and working. There are several different forms of depression that may develop under unique circumstances. Being diagnosed is important in understanding and controlling depression.
If you believe you have depression and have suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).