Depression is a chronic feeling of emptiness, sadness, or inability to feel pleasure that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a condition that can negatively impact a person’s mood, thoughts, and behavior. It can sometimes make it difficult to enjoy life, carry out normal daily activities.

Depression is an ongoing problem, not a passing one.There are several different types of depression, including major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. Major depressive disorder is characterized by intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and helplessness, while persistent depressive disorder is a milder form of depression that lasts for two years or more. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs during the winter months when there is less sunlight.

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Depression can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, life events, and medical conditions. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depression is nearly twice as common in females than males.

At Delighted Psychiatry, we understand that depression is not a personal failing or a sign of weakness as it can affect many people regardless of their strength or character. Hence we will take the time to listen to you and help you develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.