Feeling sad and blue occasionally is completely normal. These feelings are uncomfortable, but are temporary and are not something that prevents us from doing our work or enjoying life. Depression is a mood that goes beyond normal everyday sadness. It is an illness that affects thoughts, feelings, physical well-being, and families.
Roughly 25 million Americans have at least one major depressive episode per year. Without treatment, the symptoms may only increase. The different forms of Depression include:
Major Depressive Disorder