Depression refers to the feeling of sadness, anxiety, emptiness, hopelessness, worry, helplessness, worthlessness, guilt, irritation, hurt or restlessness of a combination of all these symptoms. It is often accompanied by symptoms such as a state of low mood, loss in interest in activities that are pleasurable, loss of apetite, overeating, concentration problems, suicidal thoughts, fatigue, insomnia, excessive sleeping, loss of energy, aches, pains, digestive disorders etc.
Depression can be psychiatric or non- psychiatric depending upon whether it is self induced or externally initiated. It can also occur due to the result of various unwanted life events, medical conditions, side effects to drugs or medical treatments.
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