Depression is a chronic condition that decreases the quality of your live, but these disorders are common and highly treatable illnesses. Symptoms and severity can range from mild to overwhelming, and with the proper help these can be managed.
Depressions can be brought on by dramatic changes in your life. The loss of a loved one, loss of your job, moving to a new and unfamilar place, as well as many other stressful situaions can cause you to become depressed.
In terms of treatment, there are anti-depressant medications available to help, but sometimes the best help can be to discuss your feelings. Therapy provides an outlet for you to discuss what is bothering you and try to find a solution or release to improve your state of mind. Discussing your feelings can help to give reasons for why you are feeling a certain way. This can allow you to manage and balance your emotions and find ways to effectively deal with them.