A depression is a big mood change, in which people feel sad and completely powerless. Biological factors play an important role in the cause of a depression; some people have a larger tendency to suffer from the disorder than others. But also psychic factors play a role.
Depressed people are listless and often stay in bed or in an easy chair all day. They feel worthless and worry about everything.
Often there is nothing they find enjoyable and there is nothing one can do to cheer them up.
The treatment depends on the age of the patient:
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