Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disturbances. Depression is a feeling of deep sadness, that lasts for a long time and disturbs daily functioning. The symptoms usually develop in gradualness during days or weeks and they include: deep sadness, anger, stress, tendency for seclusion, eating habits changes, changes of sleeping habits. In extreme cases it seems that the world became colorless, thinking and talking become slower and concentration level decreases.
Untreated depression might last 6 months or more, people who suffer from depression experience repeating episodes of the disease 4-5 times in average during life.
Today's treatment is mostly medicinal, with a combination of psychotherapy and it does not usually require hospitalization.