Major Depression

Major depression (also known as clinical depression) is a more serious form of depression that lasts for more than two weeks. It has no single cause; often it results from a combination of things. Major depression can severely disrupt your life, affecting your appetite, sleep, work, and relationships.

This more serious form of depression is not something you can just "snap out" of. Whatever its cause, major depression is not just a state of mind. It is an illness that is likely to get worse if left untreated.

For more information about major depression, including the symptoms and treatment options, please continue reading the pages in this section, which are listed in the left-hand menu or from the drop-down menu above.