What is Depression?

  • Juli Habegger, PA
    Juli Habegger, PA
When a person feels sad over the death of a loved one, he or she cries easily and has emotional changes. This is grief. Depression is different from grief and often can be much harder to identify. It is caused by a decrease or imbalance of chemicals in the brain. It is similar to other diseases where there is lack of a chemical, such as the lack of insulin causing diabetes. Depression is a…

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