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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It is medically classified as a mental and behavioural disorder. It affects the daily functioning of a person and deteriorates their physical health as well. Professional help and  medications are needed for people going through a constant and prolonged period of sadness.


While feeling depressed, the body may have symptoms that may affect the mood and also some that may affect the body. They may be permanent or temporary.



Difficult to concentrate

Weight gain/loss

Loss of sleep

Slow talking

Feeling hopeless, sad or empty

Since the symptoms are different for everyone, it's important to know the state of your depression and seek assistance for the same.

Some questions you can ask yourself

If your answer to most of these questions is a YES, you might need to seek assistance from an expert. Don't forget, depression can be treated and you can recover from it.


Have a suffered from prolonged sadness?


Have I felt disinterested in my routine tasks?