Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a persistently low mood, decreased energy, and a loss of interest in everyday activities. As one of the most common mental health conditions, depression can cause you to feel sad, empty, and hopeless. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for depression.
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