In terms of definition of Depression, it is important to understand the difference between clinical depression and ‘feeling depressed’. In clinical depression, one finds it difficult to get out of bed each morning, engage in social relationships or pursue anything enjoyable.


Following is the list of symptoms that are present in most cases and can be used as indicators:

Above symptoms when occurring for a prolonged time could signify clinical depression.


Assessment, personalized management including pharmacotherapy (medication), supportive psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy are foremost among various options available for treatment of Depression.