Adult Depression

It is not uncommon to have periods of feeling down but depression will last at least two weeks without any relief in symptoms.  Depression is a common mental health condition and is treatable.

Causes of depression may include:

  • Brain chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Stressful life events
  • Death or loss of a loved one
  • Traumatic experience
  • Divorce
  • Isolation
  • Medical condition
  • Medications
  • Substance use

Symptoms of depression may include:

  • Hopelessness
  • Not enjoying things that used to bring you pleasure
  • Eating habits change – eating too much or too little
  • Trouble with sleep – sleeping too little or sleeping too much
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Struggle making decision
  • Experiencing physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach issues, fatigue, and weight loss of weight gain.
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