Everyone feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually transitory and pass within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most that experience it need treatment to get better.
Warning signs of depression that may be experienced can include any of these:
1. Difficulty sleeping or other disruptions of sleep patterns
2. Overwhelming feelings of …