Depression is the most common mental disorder you could be diagnosed with, and because of that, it is eminently treatable by trained mental health professionals and even your family doctor.
The depressive periods that most people experience while being diagnosed with depression typically last from a few weeks to many months. Left untreated, depression can affect a person for years, causing the person to feel without hope or enjoyment of life for little to no reason.
Depression doesn't have to rule your life any longer. We've published this site to answer all of the common questions a person who has (or suspects they or a loved one has) about depression, its symptoms, causes and common treatments.
You can feel better.
You've taken the first step!