The Depression Center  
 
 

Education

What is Depression?

If you're here, you may be thinking that you or someone you know is suffering from depression. The good news is that if you're looking for information about depression, you're already on your way toward better health. We at The Depression Center would like to congratulate you for taking this important and courageous first step.

In this section, "What Is Depression," you can learn to recognize the symptoms of depression and the difference between major depression, dysthymia (dis-thi-mee-ah) and bipolar disorder. You can also find information on what causes depression. This way, you can begin to look at your or your loved one's behavior to see if there are signs of depression.