Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.

Normal Depression

Life can be unpredictable and stressful. Therefore, it is common to feel down or blue at times. However, if a state of low mood and aversion to activity is sustained for two or more weeks, then professional help is strongly advised. Look at the following one-pager courtesy of the Black Dog Institute, on depression to view the full range of symptoms that are consistent with depression:

Symptoms of Depression

You can explore further information regarding the different level’s of stress by exploring the following links: