It is a chronic mood disorder. It’s more intense and lasts much longer than just a day of sadness or “the blues.” Indeed, depression can have a massive impact on both your health and your well-being.

Your doctor may diagnose depression if you have five or more symptoms for at least two weeks straight.



  • feeling hopeless or sad
  • feeling mental fatigue or not having enough energy
  • sleeping excessively or too little
  • getting no pleasure from activities that were once enjoyable
  • having a hard time focusing and making decisions
  • experiencing feelings of worthlessness
  • suicidal tendencies or thinking about death frequently