Clinical depressionPsychotic depression

Some people who have severe clinical depression will also experience hallucinations and delusional thinking, the symptoms of psychosis.

overview

Depression is a low mood that lasts for weeks or months and affects your daily life.

symptoms

Symptoms of depression include feeling unhappy or hopeless, low self-esteem and finding no pleasure in things you usually enjoy.

causes

Many things can cause depression such as stressful events, personality, family history and giving birth.

treatments_overview

Treatment for depression usually involves a combination of lifestyle changes, talking therapies and medicines.

Page last reviewed: 05/10/2016
Next review due: 05/10/2019