One in five people will become depressed at some point in their lives. Clinical depression is deeper and more unpleasant than short episodes of feeling low. People who are depressed may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
Sometimes, there may be an obvious reason why someone has become depressed, but not always. Either way, some people will need help. The best treatment for severe depression is a combination of anti-depressant medication and psychological therapy. Mild to moderate depression can respond very well to talking therapy, such as counselling or CBT.