Depression is a serious illness that requires medical attention and it is one of the most common mental disorders in the country. Many people experience sadness of the “blues” at times in their life, but an inability to shake that feeling for more than two weeks would consulting a physician. Other feelings that arise can be feelings of guilt or worthlessness, and loss of interest in daily activities. Someone suffering from depression might even have difficulty concentrating or contemplate suicide. The most common age of onset is 32 years old and women are 70% more likely to experience depression than men because of their hormonal cycles.
Any of these symptoms should not be ignored and treatment for depression is available