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Depression is a mood disorder that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels and thinks. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from a depressive disorder.

Types of Depression
How Common Is It?
What Are the Causes?
Risk Factors
What Are the Symptoms?
How Is It Diagnosed?
What Is the Best Treatment?
What Should You Do Next?

Types of Depression

Depressive disorders come in different forms, just as is the case with other illnesses such as heart disease. Three common types of depressive disorders are discussed below. However, as with any illness, there are variations in the number and type of symptoms, their severity, and persistence.

How Common Is Depression?

What Causes Depression?

There are numerous theories about its causes. The cause may not be the same in every person. Various theories are:

What Are the Risk Factors for Depression?

What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

For major depression diagnosis, 5 of the first 9 must be present for at least two weeks:

How Is Depression Diagnosed?

What Is the Best Treatment for Depression?

Conventional Treatments

Natural Treatments

What Should You Do Next?

The doctors at The Connecticut Center for Health are experienced in how to treat depression holistically.

If you would like to learn more about natural medicine approaches to depression, contact one of our clinics for a free consultation or an appointment.


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