Depression is a mental condition that causes people to feel persistently down, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. People suffering from depression often feel sad, anxious, hopeless, empty, irritable, worried, worthless, guilty, helpless, hurt, or restless. Some symptoms of depression are loss of appetite or overeating, concentration problems, indecisiveness, fatigue, loss of energy, suicide attempts, and insomnia. Depression is not limited to a single gender, age group, or socio-economic status, thus, anyone can suffer from it. This mental condition is experienced by more than 9 million American adults each year and it remains undiagnosed and untreated in a large percentage of U.S. population. This number is likely to increase each year and depression is becoming a serious problem in America.
Depression is usually a result of unfavorable life events such as failures, separation, relationship problems, job problems, financial setbacks, lost of loved ones and other personal issues. During this period, it is best to seek medical advice from psychiatrists or doctors to ensure proper treatment of depression. If depression left unresolved, simple depression may lead to other serious psychiatric and medical problems. Long term effects may waste years of unproductive life.