Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. It is a mental illness it can be lot harder to understand one major source of confusion is the difference between having depression and just feeling depressed. Almost everyone feels down with time to time getting a bad grade, having an argument and even a rainy day can bring of feeling of sadness. Sometimes there is no trigger at all it just pop’s up out of the blue then circumstances change and those sad feelings disappear.
Clinical depression is different it’s a medical disorder and it won’t go away just because you wanted it linger at least two consecutive weeks and significantly interfere with once ability to work, play or love. Depression can have a lot of different symptoms low moods, loss of interest in the things you normally enjoy changes in appetite & feeling worthless or excessively guilty. Depression does not have behavioral symptoms it also has physical manifestation inside the brain.